Certified ergonomist Blake McGowan shares the findings of a systematic review on the effects of job rotation on musculoskeletal disorders in this installment of The Bottom Line. Take a look.
The four key findings are:
- Limited research is available
- Weak evidence to support job rotation
- Perceived increase in workload
- Increase in job satisfaction
Padula RS, Comper ML, Sparer EH, Dennerlein JT. (2016). Job rotation designed to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and control risk in manufacturing industries: A systematic review. Appl Ergon. 2017 Jan;58:386-97. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.018. Epub 2016 Aug 9.