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Criteria for Research on the Hazards of Manual Materials Handling.

Authors
Herrin-GD; Chaffin-DB; Mach-RS
Source
NIOSH 1974:132 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123605
Abstract
Research requirements regarding the hazards of manual material handling are examined. Pertinent literature on the subject is summarized, and informational gaps identified. A system of hazard indices which characterize human responses to the stresses of the physical act of handling loads in terms of injury, physiologic, and behavioral indices, is presented. Criteria upon which future research in this field can be based are outlined. The authors conclude that hazards cannot always be assumed to result from poorly engineered tasks alone or the nature of the material handled. They recommend further research which examines not only the effects of single factors of the problem but also the influence of multiple factors.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0118; Medical-research; Work-performance; Safety-engineering; Physical-stress; Materials-handling;
Publication Date
19740101
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-151902
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
Contract-099-74-0118
Source Name
U.S. Department of H.E.W., NIOSH, The University of Michigan, 132 pages, 594 references
State
MI;
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