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Billerud Korsnäs teknisk design studenter redovisar

Students work with Billerud Korsnäs

Published: 22 March 2018

During seven weeks, students in the Master Programme in Industrial Design Engineering have conducted workplace analyses at Billerud Korsnäs Karlsborg. The three student groups have focused on ergonomics, physical security and the psychosocial work environment.

– In the course, Workplace Analysis, the students first learn about methods for mapping and analysing work environments, and then test them in practice. Projects in real workplaces help students gain knowledge that they have direct use of in their working lives. Our roles as teachers are to guide and support the students in their independent work, says Joel Lööw, PhD student in Human Work Science, who also teaches the course.

Joel Lööw

Future industries need design engineers

Billerud Korsnäs Karlsborg has a long-term goal of becoming a risk and incident free workplace and turned to Luleå University of Technology to achieve this.

– The research group in Human Work Science research at Luleå University of Technology has long and solid experience of working with process industries in Norrbotten, says Maria Sarady, Process Engineer at Billerud Korsnäs Karlsborg, and continues:

– We can also see that it is very useful for students to come out on-site to gain an understanding of industrial production. We hope they will consider health and safety as a possible career path. It is an area with major challenges and we need to design safe working environments to avoid workplace injuries.

Billerud Korsnäs

Presentation an important part of the course

After seven weeks of work, the students presented their results for classmates, teachers and representatives from Billerud Korsnäs Karlsborg. Being able to carry out a well prepared and clear presentation, and to respond to the company's questions, is also an important experience for the students.

– The students were well prepared and presented results that are in line with our planned activities, but also results that we have not thought of and which we can benefit from. This is a collaboration that Billerud Korsnäs wishes to continue and that we hope to develop, concludes Maria Sarady.

Student project at BillerudKorsnäs

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Joel Lööw

Joel Lööw, Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493411
Organisation: Human Work Sciences, Humans and Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts