This article describes an information system for analysis and
description of workplaces under the aspects of health protection and
ergonomic risks, which is currently being developed at Volkswagenwerk
Kassel. The system provides an in-strument for matching ergonomic risks of
workplaces with work limitations of employees for an efficient assignment
of employees to appropriate workplaces. It integrates data from several
existing systems and collects additional data. The collection and
maintenance of data is accomplished by an analysis team and by the team
leaders in the factory.
Besides the functional aspects, the following two issues have been solved:
minimizing the effort for the collection and maintenance of data by using a
hierarchical categorization of the objects of interest and their properties.
Secondly, for accomplishing the acceptance and direct benefit for the
following user groups (health care, human resource management, and most of
all, local supervisors), group-specific graphical user interfaces are