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Integration of sex and gender in interventions by students in ergonomics

Laberge, Marie; Chadoin, Martin; Inigo, Marion; Messing, Karen; Lefrancois, Melanie; Sultan-Taieb, Helene; Chatigny, Celine; Riel, Jessica; Webb, Jena; Fillion, Marc-Alexandre; Vaillancourt, Cathy ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0543-6244 et Bellemare, Marie (2022). Integration of sex and gender in interventions by students in ergonomics Ergonomics , vol. [ahead of . pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2022.2048898. (Sous Presse)

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This article aims to analyse the integration of sex and gender (s/g) by ergonomics students during their internship at the master's degree level, following training sessions on s/g issues in the workplace. This exploratory research used a descriptive mixed-methods design, encompassing evaluation of students' intention to use the content from the training (n = 13 students), and a multiple case study (n = 5 ergonomics interventions). The results show that while students found the training relevant, they only minimally integrated s/g in their interventions and when they did, it was primarily from an anthropometric and physiological perspective. In addition to discussing the training format limitations, the article discusses barriers to this integration: combining learning about s/g issues with learning about activity analysis is challenging; employers' and workers' organisations may be reluctant to approach s/g issues; and it is difficult for an ergonomist to integrate these issues when the employer's request does not specify it. Practitioner summary: This article aims to analyse the integration of s/g by ergonomics students during their internships. Findings show that they only minimally considered s/g. The discussion examines s/g training, organisational obstacles to inclusion of s/g during interventions, and how ergonomists can consider s/g in their practice.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: Ergonomics intervention; obstacles to s/g integration; sex and gender integration; training
Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 10 juill. 2022 14:06
Dernière modification: 10 juill. 2022 14:06
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12765

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