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Understanding and evaluating manual handling injuries: NIOSH research studies.

Authors
Pizatella-TJ; Putz-Anderson-V; Bobick-TG; McGlothlin-JD; Waters-TR
Source
Ergonomics 1992 Sep; 35(9):945-953
NIOSHTIC No.
00210048
Abstract
Research being conducted by NIOSH was presented which aimed at characterizing and identifying intervention strategies for reducing musculoskeletal injuries during the manual handling of items at the job site. Two main aspects of the NIOSH intramural musculoskeletal injury research program were surveillance and evaluation. Studies have identified the following as industries which have an increased probability of exposure to lifting hazards: agriculture services, petroleum industry, general building contracting, heavy construction contracting, special trade contracting, trucking and warehousing, water transportation, pipelines, wholesale trade and durable goods industry, and health services. The percentage distribution of sprain/strain injuries and employment for elevated injury industries in agriculture were given for the following: crop services, horticultural specialities, farm labor and management services, fruits and tree nuts, and landscape and horticultural services. Research was being directed toward understanding upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders. The construction of new laboratory facilities will permit studies focusing on the application of the biomechanical and physiological sciences.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Manual-lifting; Agricultural-workers; Construction-workers
CODEN
ERGOAX
Publication Date
19920901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0014-0139
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Ergonomics
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