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A pilot study of the biomechanics of lifting in simulated industrial work situations.

Authors
Tichauer-E
Source
J Saf Res 1971 Sep; 3(3):98-115
NIOSHTIC No.
00013411
Abstract
A description of new apparatus and methodologies developed for the objective measurement of lifting stress in specific and realistically simulated work situations. Weight alone is meaningless as an indicator of the severity of a lifting task; torque is the true index of task severity. Torques acting on the lumbar spine and hip joint can be evaluated using surface myograms which will provide an objective "biomechanical profile" of a lifting task. Applications of lifting stress measurement under conditions of static lifting, dynamic lifting, and walking with a load are shown. Finally, it is demonstrated that heel height - through change of the curvature of the spine - may vary substantially the severity of a lifting task, even if the load does not change, and that this is more significant in women than in men. The anatomical structures involved in the lifting process are listed. They are described in biomechanical lifting equivalents which consider the bulk/weight ratio of an object handled.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Methodology; Surface-myograms; Biomechanical-profiles; Measurement; Simulation; Working-environment; Workload
Contact
Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Med Ctr 400 East 34 Street New York, N Y 10016
CODEN
JSFRAV
Publication Date
19710901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
477334.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1971
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00103
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0022-4375
Source Name
Journal of Safety Research
State
NY
Performing Organization
New York University, New York, New York
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