Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs may improve workers’ health and safety. We studied 14 food industry workers undergoing a TPM program, and 40 health care workers with comparable work schedules not undergoing such a program. The median Work Ability Index (WAI) score was 43 (interquartile range, IQ 42 - 45) among food industry workers, and 44 (IQ 41 - 45) among healthcare workers (p = 0.86). However, the sickness leave score was significantly lower in food industry workers (p = 0.03). Our results support the efficacy of TPM programs in reducing sickness leave indicators and ability to countermeasure aging effects among workers.

Continuous vocational training and its effects on work ability

DEL RIO, ALBERTO;COCCO, PIER LUIGI
2011

Abstract

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs may improve workers’ health and safety. We studied 14 food industry workers undergoing a TPM program, and 40 health care workers with comparable work schedules not undergoing such a program. The median Work Ability Index (WAI) score was 43 (interquartile range, IQ 42 - 45) among food industry workers, and 44 (IQ 41 - 45) among healthcare workers (p = 0.86). However, the sickness leave score was significantly lower in food industry workers (p = 0.03). Our results support the efficacy of TPM programs in reducing sickness leave indicators and ability to countermeasure aging effects among workers.
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Work ability index; vocational training; Total Productive Management
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