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Dynamiques d'interventions des ergonomes dans le champ du maintien dans l'emploi de salariés malades chroniques

Abstract : Keeping a chronically ill person at work is a highly complex situation, considering its implications in professional, legal, and social implications as well as those related to the private sphere. These situations involve a multitude of stakeholders who communicate in more or less efficient ways. Consultants in ergonomics are occasionally called on to act upon this multidimensional object that is subject to many contingencies that involve time constraints, delays, and unforeseen events. In this research work, we have modelled the process of “maintaining in employment” based on the time frames (the window of ergonomic intervention and the episode of “intervention for maintaining in employment”) and the time lapses (the long-term histories of the employee and of the company) involved. Using three main methods of analysis (self-analysis of interventions, simulations of interventions and observations of other ergonomists), we were able to characterize the effective and subtle management of temporal aspects by the ergonomist operating within this specific context of intervention. This management implies specific dynamics of intervention, alternating processes of understanding and action. Ergonomists act in the “here and now”, but also go beyond the constrained framework of their window of intervention. They aim to gain control over each of these temporal dimensions, through a process of active construction of their representations. In order to maintain the workers involved in sustained employment in the best possible way, they will attempt to reduce, or even prevent the dyschronies between these different dimensions, and to promote constructive connections between them.
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Celia Queriaud. Dynamiques d'interventions des ergonomes dans le champ du maintien dans l'emploi de salariés malades chroniques. Psychologie. Université de Bordeaux - École doctorale SP2 - Sociétés, Politique, Santé Publique, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01163563⟩



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