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October 27th, 2016

The Bottom Line: Job Rotation: Four Key Findings

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:

  1.  Limited research is available
  2.  Weak evidence to support job rotation
  3.  Perceived increase in workload
  4. 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.