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A scientific look at back belts.

Authors
Gallagher-S; Hamrick-AC
Source
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1995 Sep; :44-47
NIOSHTIC No.
10012549
Abstract
In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the use of back belts by companies attempting to control back injury costs. Many claims have been made regarding the effectiveness of back belts; however, not many of these have been based on sound scientific evidence. In fact, there is contradictory information on the value of back belts. The U.S. Bureau of Mines reviewed literature relating to the effectiveness of back belts in the workplace.
Keywords
Back-injuries; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-workers
Publication Date
19950901
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 191-95
ISSN
0271-3888
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
State
PA
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