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Team ergonomics

Andrea Thompson

This literature review examines some examples of the positive effects of participatory ergonomic (PE) intervention on improving workers health.

Take Home Message: Workplaces which organise PE programs are able to reduce both the number and cost of compensation claims. This is because ergonomic reforms are introduced which are specifically suited to particular work environments. PE interventions have a positive impact on musculoskeletal symptoms, claims and time off work. However, the exact scope of their effect needs further investigation. Why the research matters: Partici...

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