Validating a framework for participatory ergonomics

Studies directly assessing the prevention of MSD are rare, especially those using a randomised study design.The only randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the area of PE and the prevention of MSD has been conducted by Haukka ].Both low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are major occupational health problems.In the workplace, participatory ergonomics (PE) is frequently used on musculoskeletal disorders.Altogether, 34% of all prioritised ergonomic measures were perceived as implemented (dose delivered), while the workers at the intervention departments perceived 26% as implemented (dose received).PE can be a successful method to develop and to prioritise ergonomic measures to prevent LBP and NP.The Medical Ethics Committee of the VU University Medical Center approved the study protocol.

Fidelity and satisfaction towards the PE programme rated by the working group members was good (7.3 or higher).This cluster-RCT was conducted at the departments of four Dutch companies (a railway transportation company, an airline company, a steel company, and a university including its university medical hospital).Directly after the randomisation outcome, intervention departments formed a working group that followed the steps of PE during a six-hour working group meeting.Guided by an ergonomist, working groups identified and prioritised risk factors for LBP and NP, and composed and prioritised ergonomic measures.Within three months after the meeting, working groups had to implement the prioritised ergonomic measures at their department.

Each intervention department had to form a 'working group', in which both workers and management participated as members [].

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Validating a framework for participatory ergonomics Author Haines, H. Vink, P. Koningsveld, E. In this paper the framework is validated within a structured. 
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Process evaluation of a participatory ergonomics programme to prevent. Haines H, Wilson JR, Vink P, Koningsveld E Validating a framework for participatory. 
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Participatory ergonomics programs seek to maximize the involvement of the workers in this process based on the simple fact that a worker is an expert on his or her job. 
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