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dc.contributor.authorAje, Omotolu Olaitan
dc.contributor.authorSmith-Campbell, Betty
dc.contributor.authorBett, Carol
dc.identifier.citationAje, Omotolu Olaitan; Smith-Campbell, Betty; Bett, Carol. 2018. Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in factory workers evaluating a new eight minute stretching program. Workplace Health & Safety, vol. 66:no. 7:pp 343-347en_US
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dc.description.abstractA preshift stretching program was implemented to evaluate its effectiveness in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). Workers in a Midwestern factory were assessed for WMSDs before and after the new 8-min stretching program was implemented. Aggregate WMSD data were evaluated and sick days used from the start of the new program were compared with the same 60-day period the previous year. Potential cost savings were also assessed. The researchers found a significant decline in injury rates and time-off requests. Cost savings were noted for both the employer and employees. Additional studies with more workers, as well as longitudinal designs are recommended to verify the findings in this program evaluation study.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorkplace Health & Safety;v.66:no.7
dc.subjectStretching programsen_US
dc.subjectFactory workersen_US
dc.subjectWork safetyen_US
dc.subjectOccupational injuriesen_US
dc.subjectHealth interventionsen_US
dc.titlePreventing musculoskeletal disorders in factory workers evaluating a new eight minute stretching programen_US
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