Ergonomics and Business Policies for the Promotion of Well-Being in the Workplace

  • 6h 21m
  • Gabriela Jacobo-Galicia, Ismael Mendoza-Muñoz, Mildrend Montoya-Reyes, Samantha E. Cruz-Sotelo
  • IGI Global
  • 2022

In recent years, employee health and well-being have been of increasing importance to companies as they attempt to move toward more sustainable business models and futures. Taking health into account in business policies helps ensure sustainable production systems. The role of ergonomics in companies can contribute to creating a more sustainable work environment, which accelerates the performance of the organization and promotes professional development, impacting the health and well-being of workers in a broad and positive way.

Ergonomics and Business Policies for the Promotion of Well-Being in the Workplace presents the new trends in sustainable work through the analysis and application of methods to evaluate and improve the interaction of human beings with their work, their work area, and their environment. Covering topics such as mental health and organizational environments, this publication is ideal for academics, researchers, industry professionals, policymakers, business owners, instructors, and students.

About the Author

Mildrend Montoya-Reyes graduated from Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC); with a Master and a PhD of Science from UABC; and Master in Education degree with a specialty in Organizational Development from the Center for Technical and Higher Education. She has worked as an engineer and business consultant. Currently, she works as a full-time lecturer and researcher at the Industrial Engineering Department of UABC. She is a member of the Teacher Professional Development Program (PRODEP) and a member of the Academic and Research Group "Manufacture and Occupational Health". She has published manuscripts in journals, books, and book chapters and participated as a guest reviewer in international journals. Her research interests include method engineering, process optimization, materials, quality systems, organizational development, ergonomics, and sustainable development.

Ismael Mendoza-Muñoz received his Doctorate of Science from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in 2018. He is currently a Full-time Lecturer for the UABC and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI) as a National Researcher Candidate. He has a Desirable Profile from the Ministry of Public Education and is a member of the Academic Research Group in Consolidation: Manufacturing and Occupational Health. His areas of interest focus on Biomechanics, Design for Manufacturing, Product Development Process, Additive Manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing, Materials Science, and Ergonomics.

Gabriela Jacobo-Galicia has a Master’s degree with emphasis in quality and production systems. with professional experience in organizational production system improvements and working in sociotechnical systems focus on psychosocial risks.

Samantha E. Cruz-Sotelo is a professor and researcher at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). Member to the Mexican National Researcher System, Level I. She is a founding member of the Mexican Society of Science and Applied Technology Solid Waste (SOMERS) and member of the Ibero-American Network of Engineering in Environmental Sanitation (REDISA). She has published manuscripts in journals, books and book-chapters and participated as a guest editor of special issues in the international journals. Her research interests are in the areas of Optimization of Productive Processes, Sustainable Development, Life Cycle Assessment, Circular Economy, Sustainable Manufacture, Electronic Waste Management, Artificial Intelligence Tools.

In this Book

  • Eudaemonic Design to Achieve Well-Being at Work, Wherever That May Be
  • The Impact of Job Demands Variables in the Job Demands Resources Model
  • NOM-035-STPS-2018—Opportunities for Better Implementation – a Review
  • Productivity Evaluation in Function of Worker Psychosocial Factors
  • Evaluation of Working Conditions as a Factor of Well-Being of Workers in an Electronic Industry in Mexicali
  • Determinants of Employee Motivation—A Comparison of Operational and Non-Operational Staff
  • New Model to Promote Well-Being in Work Areas of an Aerospace Industry Facility in Mexicali—Ergonomic Analysis
  • Model for Determination of Musculoskeletal Disorder Cost/Benefit—Base for Strategy for Implementation of a Preventive DME Program for a Company
  • Comparison of Six Passive Exoskeletons for Upper Limbs Using the TOPSIS Method
  • Factorial Solution for Determination of Critical Success Factors (CSF) in Deployment of Six Sigma and its Relation to Sustainability—Case Study – Baja California Aerospace Industry
  • Gradual Technology Development for Ethnic Groups—Ergonomics, Processes, and Education
  • Compilation of References