Complete the following discussion activity.

Several theories of work motivation were presented in this module. Choose a theory and describe how it can be applied to improve worker safety, health, and/or well-being.

5.1.1 Salvendy (Ed.) Chapters:

– Task Design and Motivation

This chapter presents information on theories of motivation to work, applications of motivation models and summarizes various practical case studies related to work motivation. Students should synthesize the information presented in this chapter and strategize how safety professionals can utilize this information to improve worker health, safety, and well-being.

– Job and Team Design

Drs. Morgeson, Campion, and Bruning present a chapter focused on job and team design. Topics include job design approaches, team design approach, implementation strategies and measurement, and evaluation of job and team design.

– Workplace Design

This chapter addresses workplace design, which according to the chapter authors deals with the shape, dimensions, and layout around working persons. In this chapter, the authors address the problem of working postures, workstation design, and workstation layout.

5.1.2 Ergonomic Redesign of a Traditional Jewelry-Polishing Workstation

This Feature Article from Ergonomics in Design explains how the Research and Design group optimized the traditional jewelry polishing workstation configuration in order to mitigate injuries to workers. Particular attention should be paid to the methodology and final configuration sections.

5.1.3 Workstation redesign for a repetitive drill press operation: A combined work design and ergonomics approach

Read about the drill press operation work task and workstation redesign, which includes an evaluation of user satisfaction. After reading about the problems with the typical drill press workstation, you should read the redesigned workstation and results sections. Pay close attention to the conclusions drawn from the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA).

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