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Manual performance and industrial safety.

Authors
Armstrong-T
Source
NIOSH 1978 Apr; :1-83
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00120726
Abstract
The prevention of accidents in manual tasks is reviewed. Grasping tasks in which the hands are used to support loads or exert forces are discussed along with tasks in which the hands are used to manipulate devices such as switches, controls, and levers. The dangers associated with protective devices including gloves and various kinds of hand guards are also discussed. The relationship between accidents and physical dimensions, sensory characteristics, and coordination of the hands is summarized. A literature taxonomy which cross references published papers with specific safety problems is included. The author suggests that a hand model be developed for use in establishing standards for handle designs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Task-performance; Personal-protective-equipment; Accident-prevention; Health-protection
Publication Date
19780410
Document Type
Task Order Report
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-287330
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
Task-Order-78-10433
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches
Source Name
NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, Task Order No. 78-10433, 83 pages, 192 references
State
VA; WV
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