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Job rotation: Effects on muscular activity variability.

Abstract Job rotation strategies have been used for years as an administrative intervention to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The benefits of job rotation have been hypothesized to occur via changes in muscular activity variability (MAV). However, the effect of job rotation on MAV has not been fully analyzed in a literature review. A wide search was conducted to identify studies testing the effect of different job rotation strategies on MAV. Twenty-six studies of acceptable quality were included. Several studies on different types of tasks supported the view that job rotation can increase muscular activity variability, particularly with strategies such as alternating tasks and pace changes. However, it remains uncertain whether such variability changes immediately translate into benefits for the worker because little evidence was found that showed simultaneous changes in different muscular groups. Additionally, variability was occasionally achieved at the expense of average activity in the assessed muscles.
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Authors

Mayor MeshTerms
Keywords

Demands rotation

Electromyography

Job rotation

Muscle activity variability

Musculoskeletal disorders

Journal Title applied ergonomics
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28166903
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DA  - 20170207
DCOM- 20170222
LR  - 20170222
IS  - 1872-9126 (Electronic)
IS  - 0003-6870 (Linking)
VI  - 60
DP  - 2017 Apr
TI  - Job rotation: Effects on muscular activity variability.
PG  - 83-92
LID - S0003-6870(16)30249-6 [pii]
LID - 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.11.005 [doi]
AB  - Job rotation strategies have been used for years as an administrative
      intervention to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The benefits of job
      rotation have been hypothesized to occur via changes in muscular activity
      variability (MAV). However, the effect of job rotation on MAV has not been fully 
      analyzed in a literature review. A wide search was conducted to identify studies 
      testing the effect of different job rotation strategies on MAV. Twenty-six
      studies of acceptable quality were included. Several studies on different types
      of tasks supported the view that job rotation can increase muscular activity
      variability, particularly with strategies such as alternating tasks and pace
      changes. However, it remains uncertain whether such variability changes
      immediately translate into benefits for the worker because little evidence was
      found that showed simultaneous changes in different muscular groups.
      Additionally, variability was occasionally achieved at the expense of average
      activity in the assessed muscles.
CI  - Copyright (c) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
FAU - Rodriguez, Andres C
AU  - Rodriguez AC
AD  - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Department of Industrial Engineering, Carrera 7
      # 40-62, Bogota, Colombia. Electronic address: [email protected]
FAU - Barrero, Lope H
AU  - Barrero LH
AD  - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Department of Industrial Engineering, Carrera 7
      # 40-62, Bogota, Colombia.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Review
DEP - 20161118
PL  - England
TA  - Appl Ergon
JT  - Applied ergonomics
JID - 0261412
SB  - IM
MH  - Electromyography
MH  - Humans
MH  - Muscle, Skeletal/*physiology
MH  - Musculoskeletal Diseases/*prevention & control
MH  - Occupational Diseases/*prevention & control
MH  - Workload
MH  - Workplace/*organization & administration
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - Demands rotation
OT  - Electromyography
OT  - Job rotation
OT  - Muscle activity variability
OT  - Musculoskeletal disorders
EDAT- 2017/02/09 06:00
MHDA- 2017/02/23 06:00
CRDT- 2017/02/08 06:00
PHST- 2015/08/18 [received]
PHST- 2016/10/25 [revised]
PHST- 2016/11/04 [accepted]
AID - S0003-6870(16)30249-6 [pii]
AID - 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.11.005 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Appl Ergon. 2017 Apr;60:83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.11.005. Epub 2016 Nov
      18.

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