The Bottom Line: Job Rotation Increases Overall MSD Risk

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Many organizations use job rotation as a method to reduce the risk of injuries. But, mounting evidence shows the opposite. Recently, Sean Gallagher and colleagues from Auburn University evaluated its effectiveness to reduce MSD risk based on the Fatigue Failure Model. Director of Ergonomics Research Blake McGowan explains. References: Amir Mehdizadeh, Alexander Vinel, Qiong Hu, Mark C Schall Jr, Sean Gallagher, and Richard F Sesek. (2020). Job Rotation and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Fatigue-Failure Perspective. Ergonomics. 2020 Apr;63(4):461-476.