Mining Publication: A Scientific Look at Back Belts
In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the use of back belts by companies attempting to control back injury costs. Many claims have been made regarding the effectiveness of back belts; however, not many of these have been based on sound scientific evidence. In fact, there is contradictory information on the value of back belts. The U.S. Bureau of Mines reviewed literature relating to the effectiveness of back belts in the workplace.
NIOSH/USBM Numbered PublicationJanuary - 1994
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10005494
In: Peters RH, ed. Improving Safety at Small Underground Mines. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines SP 18-94, 1994; :44-47