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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.authorJorgensen, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Kermiten_US
dc.contributor.authorKotowski, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorAedla, Pranathi B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDunning, Karien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:07Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:07Z
dc.date.issued2005-12en_US
dc.identifier16373313en_US
dc.identifier0373220en_US
dc.identifierR46VJ6J2HL76N10Hen_US
dc.identifier.citationErgonomics. 2005 Dec 15; 48(15): 1721-33.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-0139en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500247545en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4858
dc.descriptionThe 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.abstractJob 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.extent1721-33en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesErgonomicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesErgonomicsen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.en_US
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshIndustryen_US
dc.subject.meshManufactured Materialsen_US
dc.subject.meshMidwestern United Statesen_US
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal Diseases/prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases/prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshPersonnel Staffing and Scheduling/statistics & numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSafety Management/methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshWorkplaceen_US
dc.titleCharacteristics of job rotation in the Midwest US manufacturing sectoren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialEnglanden_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2005 Taylor & Francisen_US


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