We are working to integrate production development and streamlining with good working environments, both in research and in company commissions. The focus is on the work environment, both in parts and as a whole, from a production flow perspective.
Research and development work is focused on the development of working methods and techniques for identifying problems as well as solutions. It is about meeting regulatory requirements, as well as about finding "voluntary" and effective solutions.
Work is being undertaken in the field of ergonomics, with a focus on the tools and approaches that support the change oriented processes in businesses and organizations. For many years we have conducted extensive work to improve production safety. The goal is to achieve "production adapted safety", i.e. to integrate safety and production.
Courses are offered in the fields of thermosetting plastics and machine safety that support efforts to deal with regulatory requirements and directives.
Offering a working environment that surpasses legal requirements and is perceived as safe, can help to increase the employee's commitment to a company's change process, which is positive for both the company and its employees. The area also focuses on skills management, i.e. regularly reviewing needs in order to minimize losses due to the dependence on personnel or skills. A new question concerns the future of industrial work. How can companies increase competitiveness while also attracting talented young people to exciting and rewarding work in industry?
Cooperation and development with universities/institutes of higher education, companies, labour market partners, trade associations, networks and others take place frequently.