Can occupational health professionals successfully apply the Goldilocks Work Paradigm in a simulated work redesign? [Epub ahead of print]

Tidsskriftartikel - 2022

Resume

This study aimed to assess occupational health professionals' application of the Goldilocks Work Paradigm in redesigning jobs for healthier physical behaviours while maintaining productivity. During a group simulation exercise, participants (n = 16) created job descriptions for four different occupation cases (factory worker, office worker, teacher, train driver) and then redesigned the jobs using the Paradigm. Substantial changes in the time spent in sitting (9-30%), standing (8-42%), walking (6-14%), and high intensity (0-24%) physical behaviours were achieved, which if implemented would likely result in enhanced health for workers. Overall, occupational health professionals were able to successfully redesign fictitious jobs aligned with the Goldilocks Work Paradigm. The simulation task used in this study may be useful to train professionals and assist workplaces to understand and implement the Goldilocks Work Paradigm into practice.

Reference

Chappel SE, Naweed A, Chapman J, Vandelanotte C, Holtermann A, Straker L. Can occupational health professionals successfully apply the Goldilocks Work Paradigm in a simulated work redesign? [Epub ahead of print]. Ergonomics 2022.
doi: 10.1080/00140139.2022.2067357

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