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Economic evaluations of ergonomic interventions preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders
A systematic review of organizational-level interventions Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) represent a major public health problem and economic burden to employers, workers and health insurance systems. This systematic review had two objectives: (1) to analyze the cost-benefit results of organizational-level ergonomic workplace-based interventions aimed at preventing WMSD, (2) to explore factors related to the implementation process of these interventions (obstacles and facilitating factors) in order to identify whether economic results may be due to a successful or unsuccessful...
Manufacturer saves money with participatory ergonomic program
Participatory ergonomic (PE) programs appear to be effective in reducing workers' exposures to risks for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), or soft-tissue injuries. Yet little is known about the impact that PE programs have on resources such as staff time. This study was designed to address this gap. PE generally involves a management/worker team who look for ways to reduce health risks through the redesign of processes, tools and equipment. http://www.iwh.on.ca/highlights/manufacturer-saves-money-with-participatory-ergonomic-program

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