There is a need for a holistic approach to ergonomics, and for preventive work on a system level, i.e. where ergonomic dimensions are considered in early product-, process, and production development phases.

Swerea focus on to integrate production development and streamlining with good working environments. Offering a good working environment that surpasses legal requirements and is perceived as safe, can help to increase the employee's commitment.

Industrial Work Environment is a complement to Swerea’s other sustainability efforts; Swerea Ecodesign in the energy- and environment area and Swerea Industrial Recycling focusing on materials.