The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs

Renzo Andrich, Giacomo Liverani, Lucia Pigini

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Abstract

If working tasks are carried out in inadequate conditions, workers with functional limitations may, over time, risk developing further disabilities. While several validated risk assessment methods exist for able-bodied workers, few studies have been carried out for workers with disabilities. This paper, which reports the preliminary findings of a Study funded by the Italian Ministry of Labour, describes a general methodology for the technical and organizational re-design of a worksite, based on risk assessment and irrespective of any worker disability. To this end, two samples of disabled workers, composed of people with mild and severe motor disabilities, were recruited. By using a mix of risk assessment methods and the ICF taxonomy, an adapted worksite was designed for the individual workers in the study, and a prospective evaluation was carried out to check whether the new design would eliminate the risks. One case study is reported in detail - a man with congenital malformations who works as a help-desk operator for technical assistance in the ICT department of a big organization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages1293-1300
Number of pages8
Volume5105 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 9 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5105 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period7/9/087/11/08

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Disability
Risk Factors
Workplace
Risk assessment
Risk Assessment
Taxonomies
Taxonomy
Organizations
Personnel
Prospective Studies
Eliminate
Methodology
Evaluation
Operator
Design

Keywords

  • ICT-related jobs
  • Risk assessment
  • Worksite accommodation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Andrich, R., Liverani, G., & Pigini, L. (2008). The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5105 LNCS, pp. 1293-1300). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5105 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6_193

The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs. / Andrich, Renzo; Liverani, Giacomo; Pigini, Lucia.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5105 LNCS 2008. p. 1293-1300 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5105 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Andrich, R, Liverani, G & Pigini, L 2008, The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 5105 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5105 LNCS, pp. 1293-1300, 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, 7/9/08. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6_193
Andrich R, Liverani G, Pigini L. The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5105 LNCS. 2008. p. 1293-1300. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6_193
Andrich, Renzo ; Liverani, Giacomo ; Pigini, Lucia. / The risk factor in the adaptation of worksites in ICT-related jobs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5105 LNCS 2008. pp. 1293-1300 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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