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Ergonomics & Human factors 2018

Archives of Medicine

ISSN: 1989-5216

Page 44

July 26-27, 2018

Rome, Italy



Edition of International Conference on

Ergonomics &

Human Factors


ost of the work people perform in closed rooms. However,

proper attention previously has not been directed to the

problem of people working in offices without natural ventilation.

The subject of this study is the influence of the HVAC system

on health, working ability, absenteeism and the satisfaction of

people working in an office without natural ventilation. There is no

known ergonomic research that previously dealt with this topic,

taking into account the above-mentioned specificity. A case study

was conducted, which included fifteen employees of a branch

of a company engaged in the provision of telecommunication

services. Employees in the branch office of this company perform

tasks in several rooms where no natural ventilation is applied. In

view of this, special attention is paid to the practice of maintaining

the HVAC system. An original questionnaire specially formulated

for this purpose was used, which was answered by the staff of

the company that maintains the HVAC system for the mentioned

company. In addition, an adapted general health questionnaire

was used, which also included issues related to the impact of the

work environment on working ability and the satisfaction with the

existing air quality. The results of the conducted research show

what are the most pronounced health problems of the workers.

It is concluded that in order to maintain the health of workers in

offices without natural ventilation, a comprehensive approach

is required, which involves more strict air control that involves

additional measurement of certain parameters of the air quality in

regular intervals, as well as additional education of staff of firms

who maintain HVAC systems.


Jovana Stevanovic is a graduated manager. She finished studies at Faculty

of organized sciences in Belgrade. During the studies, she started to volun-

teer thanks to Faculty which organized several summer practices (Depart-

ment of the Institute for children’s summer camp, BancaIntesa, aprivate firm,

called KBC-net, etc). After studies, she decided to try herself in NGO sector.

She was a Leader of Event Team in ESN Belgrade organization, a non-profit

international student organization, whichmission is to represent internation-

al students in Belgrade. Also, she was a part of the organizing team of the

School of Skill in section HR and Marketing. The project is designed so that

students of Belgrade University, various colleges, provide knowledge of the

skills that are needed during and after the study, and the relationships be-

tween people, incentives for progress and the ethics that should be kept on

the job. There she was a team leader of FR (Finance Resources) Team. In

the end she enrolled at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the direction:

industrial engineering where on the subject Ergonomics, she exploring the

influence of the working environment on the productivity of employees


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Some effects of HVAC system in specific working environment

- a case study

Jovana Stevanovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Jovana Stevanovic, Arch Med 2018, Volume 10

DOI: 10.21767/1989-5216-C1-002