Shifting to proactive risk management: Risk communication using the RAMP tool
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Technology and Health, Unit of
Ergonomics, Alfred Nobels Allé 10, SE 141 52 Huddinge, Sweden
Ergonomic risk factors are major contributors to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and quality deficiencies in the manufacturing industry. Due to lack of tools or systems that can support a systematic risk management of these production and health related factors, a new risk management tool (RAMP) was developed. In this paper, the risk communication system (the Results module) of this tool is presented along with a description of its development. An example of how it can be used, based on assessments performed in industry, is given. An evaluation of its usability, which included twenty practitioners active in the industry, gives support to the notion that the system is usable both for risk communication and as a decision base.