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ERIC Number: EJ994488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Training to Increase Safe Tray Carrying among Cocktail Servers
Scherrer, Megan D.; Wilder, David A.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v41 n1 p131-135 Spr 2008
We evaluated the effects of training on proper carrying techniques among 3 cocktail servers to increase safe tray carrying on the job and reduce participants' risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. As participants delivered drinks to their tables, their finger, arm, and neck positions were observed and recorded. Each participant received individual safety training that focused on proper carrying positions and techniques after baseline data were collected. A multiple baseline design across participants was used to evaluate the effects of the safety training. Results showed that the training increased safe carrying for all 3 participants. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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