The Effectiveness of Job Rotation on Work Performance

Ergonomics Done Right®

Key Considerations for Implementing a Job Rotation Process

A white paper on the research and best practices.

Job rotation has become a common practice and is one of the most frequently used administrative controls for many industries. The underlying assumption of job rotation is that it will alleviate physical fatigue and stress by rotating employees; overall, spreading the MSD risk exposure across the workforce.  Too often, however, job rotation strategies fail due to the lack of systematic approach or effective management of rotation schedules. Then, a failure to demonstrate effective results leads to increased exposure, loss of credibility and trust by employees and management, and wasted resources.

Through research conducted with global companies, Humantech has identified both the barriers to and the opportunities for successfully implementing a job rotation strategy.

Responding to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is necessary in the modern workplace, but it is sometimes difficult to determine the validity and effectiveness of different strategies. Job rotation is one strategy that often causes confusion.

This complimentary white paper shares:

  • Key findings from research studies and survey results conducted with global companies.
  • How to identify the critical elements for your site or company job rotation strategy.
  • How to establish a process to develop rotation schedules.
  • The resources and support infrastructure most appropriate for your job rotation program.