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NIOSH Testimony on Manual Lifting by R. A. Lemen, June 30, 1987.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Jun:8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196238
Abstract
This testimony contains comments that NIOSH requests be attached as supplemental information to the request of OSHA for safety standards in manual lifting tasks. The topics considered in this supplemental information include the usefulness of employee screening programs, the purpose of strength testing, the importance of worker training in manual handling techniques, possible engineering controls for use in manual handling tasks, the usefulness of properly placed handles, the avoidance of asymmetric lifting, the maximum weight and load moment, psychophysics, criteria to be used in establishing a lifting standard, and several observations from users with regard to the efficacy of the NIOSH Work Practices Guide for Manual Lifting.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Worker-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Ergonomics; Control-technology; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
Publication Date
19870630
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152579
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, 7 references
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