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NIOSH Testimony on Manual Lifting by R. A. Lemen, January 1987.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Jan:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196237
Abstract
This testimony contains comments and supplemental information from NIOSH as requested by OSHA concerning the Health and Safety Standards on Manual Lifting. Specific topics discussed in this testimony include the employee screening programs, the value of strength testing, training programs in manual handling techniques, the engineering approach to controlling lifting injuries, the usefulness of handles, asymmetric lifting, maximum acceptable weight and load moment, establishment of lifting standards, ergonomic approach of redesigning the most stressful tasks, and recommendations to modify existing current work practices guidelines. Psychophysical studies for determining maximum acceptable lifts involving asymmetric loading of the spinal column and supporting physiological data for such lifts was a topic to be included in developing guidelines for non sagittal tasks. Also included for consideration is biomechanical information and methods for improving techniques for analyzing manual materials handling jobs and the use of decision trees.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Worker-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Control-technology; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152835
NTIS Price
A02
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology; Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Disease and Injury;
Source Name
NIOSH, 8 pages, 8 references
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