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Characteristics of job rotation in the Midwest US manufacturing sector

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.author Jorgensen, Michael J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Davis, Kermit en_US
dc.contributor.author Kotowski, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Aedla, Pranathi B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dunning, Kari en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-14T17:32:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-14T17:32:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12 en_US
dc.identifier 16373313 en_US
dc.identifier 0373220 en_US
dc.identifier R46VJ6J2HL76N10H en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ergonomics. 2005 Dec 15; 48(15): 1721-33. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0014-0139 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500247545 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4858
dc.description The full text of this article is not available in SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1325351. The DOI link of this article is: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500247545. en_US
dc.description.abstract Job rotation has been advocated as a suitable intervention to control work-related musculoskeletal disorders. However, little is known regarding the prevalence of job rotation, methods used to identify jobs for rotation or the benefits or limitations of job rotation. A web-based questionnaire was developed to survey job rotation practices from Midwest US manufacturing companies. Results indicated that 42.7% of the companies contacted used job rotation, where the median time for which they had used job rotation was 5 years. Job rotation was used mainly to reduce exposure to risk factors for work-related injuries and to reduce work related injuries, whereas supervisor decisions and ergonomic analyses were used to select jobs for the rotation scheme. Major limitations to successful implementation of job rotation included rotation of individuals with medical restrictions, decreased product quality and lack of jobs to rotate to. These findings suggest that further study is needed to determine if exposure to risk factors is reduced through current efforts. en_US
dc.format.extent 1721-33 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ergonomics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ergonomics en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. en_US
dc.subject.mesh Data Collection en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Industry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Manufactured Materials en_US
dc.subject.mesh Midwestern United States en_US
dc.subject.mesh Musculoskeletal Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Health en_US
dc.subject.mesh Personnel Staffing and Scheduling/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject.mesh Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject.mesh Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject.mesh Safety Management/methods en_US
dc.subject.mesh Workplace en_US
dc.title Characteristics of job rotation in the Midwest US manufacturing sector en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial England en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis en_US

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