A test of two training interventions to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity.

@article{Faucett2002ATO,
  title={A test of two training interventions to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity.},
  author={Julia A. Faucett and Mary G. Garry and Don Nadler and Dennis Ettare},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          337-47
        }
}
We investigated, on behalf of a large electronics manufacturer, two types of worker training interventions for their efficacy in preventing unnecessary muscle tension and the symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The first intervention, Muscle Learning Therapy (MLT), used electromyographic (sEMG) feedback and operant conditioning to decrease muscle tension during complex work tasks. The second intervention used adult learning and cognitive behavioral techniques in small group… CONTINUE READING
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