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Isometric strength testing as a means of controlling medical incidents on strenuous jobs.

Authors
Keyserling-WM; Herrin-GD; Chaffin-DB
Source
J Occup Med 1980 May; 22(5):332-336
NIOSHTIC No.
00095060
Abstract
Isometric strength tests were used in worker screening tests to better match individual strength to job strength requirements. Twenty jobs in a tire and rubber facility were evaluated to identify critical strength demanding tasks. New applicants were given four strength tests designed to simulate these tasks, and successful performance criteria were established. Only about 33 percent of the applicants who passed two additional medical screening tests successfully passed the isometric strength tests. The authors conclude that isometric strength screening tests can be used to reduce the potential for occupational injuries and should be considered for implementation in industries involving strenuous work.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Physiological-tests; Physical-exercise; Work-capacity; Task-performance; Safety-research; Industrial-hazards; Physical-capacity; Biophysics; Standards; Testing; Medical-examinations
Contact
Dept of Path, Biochemistry Mercy Hospital 2537 S Prairie Avenue Chicago 16, Ill
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19800501
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00161
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0096-1736
Priority Area
Grants-other
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
IL
Performing Organization
Mercy Hospital, Chicago 16, Ill,
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