Effectiveness of participatory ergonomic interventions: A systematic review

There is evidence that the inappropriate design of workplaces and work processes contributes significantly to the development of common work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). By improving ergonomic aspects of work and workplaces, it should be possible to prevent or reduce these disorders and increase productivity.

IWH conducted a systematic review to summarize the existing scientific literature on the effectiveness of workplace-based participatory ergonomic interventions in improving workers' health.

The findings and recommendations will be of interest to other researchers, ergonomists, workers, supervisors, management, unions and others involved in workplace health and safety.

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Researcher(s): 

Cole D, Rivilis I, Van Eerd D, Cullen K, Irvin E, Kramer D

Published: 

2005