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Some factors involved in development of manual materials handling standards for the work place.

Authors
Badger-DW
Source
Occupational health and safety symposia. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-136, 1976 Feb; :79-84
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NIOSHTIC No.
00056277
Abstract
Activities in the Physiology and Ergonomics Branch of NIOSH regarding research for the development of a standard to reduce injuries related to the manual lifting, carrying and placing of loads are briefly outlined. Included are the development of methods for assessing employees' muscular strength capability and its relationship to back injury, development of methods for identifying and preventing excessive strain associated with lifting tasks, identification of postures in lifting tasks conducive to back injury, evaluation of differences in manual materials handling capabilities according to sex and age and evaluation of effectiveness of vestibule training programs in reducing materials handling injuries.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0033; Control-measures; Human-factors-engineering; Balance; Working-load; Measurement-methods; Physical-capacity; Performance-capability; Experiments; Work-performance; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Sex-factors; Posture; Testing; Loading; Workloads; Measurement
Publication Date
19760201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DTS
Source Name
Occupational health and safety symposia
State
OH
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