The Use of Kaizen Continuous Improvement Approach for Betterment of Ergonomic Standards of Workstations

  • Ewa Gorska
  • Anna Kosieradzka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4555)


The paper describes: elements of a continuous improvement system in an enterprise, teamwork as an approach towards solving problems at workstations (especially problems concerning ergonomic issues) and methods and techniques used in ergonomic standards improvement at the stages of problem identification as well as search and implementation of the solutions. Requirements and conditions for efficient implementation are substantiated for improvements such as: training system, motivational system, system of applying and evaluation of applications, financial support of the implementation process and 5S program as a starting point for ergonomic improvements. Theoretical considerations will be illustrated with examples of improvements implemented in Polish enterprises.


ergonomic standards continuous improvement kaizen 5S workstation organization process improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewa Gorska
    • 1
  • Anna Kosieradzka
    • 1
  1. 1.Warsaw University of Technology, Narbutta 85, 02-524 WarsawPoland

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