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Journal of Ergonomics 2017, 5(1): 60-72 Back to browse issues page
Workload in Train Driving Job: Affecting Factors and Improvement Recommendations
Narmin Hassanzadeh-Rangi, Yahya Khosravi, Ali Asghar Farshad *, Hamed Jalilian
Occupational Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Metro driving is one of the newest jobs in Iran. Due to the lack of studies about train driversworkload, there is no comprehensive information about factors that effect workload. This study aimed at analyzing the factors that may effect driver workload, in order to recommend control measures.

Methods: In this mixed method study, data generation was done through field observations, document reviews, individual interviews, focus group interviews, and focus group discussions. In order to perform field data collection, the institute for occupational ergonomics and CCD Design and Ergonomics Ltds developed tools were used. Directed content analysis was used for qualitative data analysis.

Results: Overall, 65 factors were extracted as the factors that may effect driver workload. The extracted factors were drawn on a fishbone diagram, over 8 categories, including management, supervision and organizational climate, infrastructure, job design, journey, and environmental as distal factors and time pressure, information exchanges, and individual factors as proximal factors.

Conclusions: Some of the distal factors are the nature of an urban transport system, so the only amendment is compensatory programs, and some of them could be resolved by long-term plans. Workload of train drivers could be reduced with a focus on the proximal factors in the short-term, and the distal factors in the long-term.

Keywords: Workload, Qualitative Study, Metro Driver
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Hassanzadeh-Rangi N, Khosravi Y, Farshad A A, Jalilian H. Workload in Train Driving Job: Affecting Factors and Improvement Recommendations. Journal of Ergonomics. 2017; 5 (1) :60-72
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