Effect of job rotation on need for recovery, musculoskeletal complaints, and sick leave due to musculoskeletal complaints: a prospective study among refuse collectors

P.P.F.M. Kuijer, A.J. van der Beek, J.H. van Dieen, B. Visser, M.H.W. Frings-Dresen

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    Abstract

    Background: Job rotation might be an effective preventive measure to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints, although its effect has not been yet established. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of job rotation in refuse collecting on need for recovery, prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints, and sick leave due to musculoskeletal complaints. Methods: A 1-year prospective study among refuse collectors was performed, using standardized questionnaires. Job rotation was performed between collecting two-wheeled containers and driving a refuse truck. The experimental groups of rotating refuse collectors at t
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)394-402
    JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
    Volume47
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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