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Mining Publication: Back Injury Control Measures for Manual Lifting and Seat Design

Original creation date: December 2007

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Back injuries account for a high proportion of lost workdays in the mining industry and are a leading cause of disability in mine workers. Two risk factors for low back injuries are manual lifting and whole-body vibration exposure when operating mobile equipment. Recent research has shed light on possible mechanisms through which low back injuries may occur, and the results of these studies can be used to improve the design of lifting tasks and seats to decrease injury risk. This article discusses recent research results and how this knowledge can be leveraged to reduce the risk of low back pain.

Authors: S Gallagher, AG Mayton

Peer Reviewed Journal ArticleDecember - 2007

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20032971

Min Eng 2007 Dec; 59(12):41-49

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