It is difficult to convey the health risks caused by air pollution, noise, vibration, muscle activity and electromagnetic fields in a way that they can be understood. Written reports have their limitations.
Use visualisation to create understanding
The PIMEX method means that work environment problems can now be made visible. The method is based on videoing and taking measurements while a person is performing his or her day-to-day work. The measurement results are presented graphically in the video film.
Using film has proved to be very successful, not only for investigating the causes of environmental problems but also for setting in motion improvements in the workplace.
Greater acceptance of change
Management and staff who have used the method agree that PIMEX is superior to written reports. They say that the video film just makes it so much easier to understand the causal connection.
The staff have been stimulated to change both their working routines and the technical aids they use. They have also become much more interested in work to improve the working environment now that they realise they can have a part to play in changing things. The motivation of the management too has increased as the solutions often don’t have to be all that expensive.