A method to design job rotation schedules to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders in repetitive work

  title={A method to design job rotation schedules to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders in repetitive work},
  author={Sabina Asensio-Cuesta and Jose Antonio Diego-Mas and L{\'a}zaro V. Cremades-Oliver and Mª Carmen Gonz{\'a}lez-Cruz},
  journal={International Journal of Production Research},
  pages={7467 - 7478}
Job rotation is an organisational strategy widely used in human-based production lines with the aim of preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). These work environments are characterised by the presence of a high repetition of movements, which is a major risk factor associated with WMSDs. This article presents a genetic algorithm to obtain rotation schedules aimed at preventing WMSDs in such environments. To do this, it combines the effectiveness of genetic algorithms… 
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