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Physical strength assessment in ergonomics.

Authors
Gallagher-S; Moore-JS; Stobbe-TJ
Source
American Industrial Hygiene Association 1998 :1-61
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000145
Abstract
This publication concerns human physical strength testing. Its purpose is not to recommend any particular type of testing, but rather to describe the types of testing available and their uses. It is up to each individual user of strength testing to decide which testing technique is most appropriate for his or her particular application. This booklet discusses four types of strength testing: isometric, isoinertial, psychophysical, and isokinetic. It should be clear from this publication that muscular strength tests are tools that can be used to prevent occupational musculoskeletal disease. However, if these techniques are to be applied successfully, it is imperative that they be applied with a clear understanding of the advantages and limitations associated with each strength assessment procedure.
Keywords
Physical-examination; Testing-equipment; Ergonomics; Work-capability; Physical-fitness; Injury-prevention
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Email Address
infonet@aiha.org
Editors
Gallagher-S; Moore-JS; Stobbe-TJ
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780932627889
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association
State
VA; PA
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