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A longitudinal study of low-back pain as associated with occupational weight lifting factors.

Authors
Chaffin-DB
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1973 Dec; 34(12):513-525
NIOSHTIC No.
00023754
Abstract
Review of the biomechanics of weight lifting as related to low-back stresses and as the basis for the development of a Lifting Strength Rating (LSR) methodology, which is used to evaluate 103 jobs having various amounts of required two handed load lifting involving 411 people. For a period of one year following evaluation, any low back pain problems in the group are noted. The primary result of the field study is that the incidence rate of low back pain is correlated with higher lifting strength requirements as determined by assessment of both the location and magnitude of the load lifted. Recommendations are made that load lifting be considered potentially hazardous, and that the LSR methodology be used to guide corrective actions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Accidents; Injuries; Physiological-effects; Biodynamics; Physical-stresses; Torque; Musculoskeletal-disorders; Back-disorders; Spinal-column-disorders; Ergonomics
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19731201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1451564.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00161
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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