Mining Publication: Back Injury Control Measures for Manual Lifting and Seat Design
Original creation date: December 2007
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 Article - December 2007
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20032971
Min Eng 2007 Dec; 59(12):41-49
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program