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Table 2 Perceived barriers and facilitators to implementation by the implementers

From: What are possible barriers and facilitators to implementation of a Participatory Ergonomics programme?

Implementation level Factor Explanation(s) of factors
Organisational Management commitment - (No) agreement or (no) support from management to implement prioritised ergonomic measure (b+f)
  Resources - (Lack of) financial resources (b+f) - (Lack of) personnel resources (b+f)
  Collaboration - Implementation process was delayed or accelerated by persons/structures/services within or outside the department (b+f)
Co-worker Culture - Prioritised ergonomic measure did not fit in the department culture (b)
Working group Composition - (No) leading person in the working group (b+f)
- Members dropped out from or stayed in the working
group (b+f)
- Members had (no) time for implementation (b+f)
- No decision maker in working group (b)
- Efforts made by working group members (f)
Ergonomic measure Relative Advantage - Prioritised ergonomic measure did (not) improve the
situation when compared to the current situation (b+f)
  Difficulty - Prioritised ergonomic measure were easy/difficult to implement (b+f)
  Compatibility - Prioritised ergonomic measure did not fit the workplace (b)
  Complexity - Prioritised ergonomic measure was not direct practicable for all workers (b)
  Approved - The plans for implementing the prioritised ergonomic
measure were already made and approved before the
working group meeting took place (f)
  1. b + f: explanation could be both a barrier and a facilitator
  2. b: explanation of a barrier
  3. f: explanation of a facilitator