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Manual materials handling.

Authors
Waters-TR
Source
Physical and biological hazards of the workplace, second edition. Wald PH, Stave GM, eds. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2002 Jan; :51-77
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023303
Abstract
Nearly half the cases of back pain reported by workers each year are work-related. These injuries accounted for more than 543 million lost working days: approximately 12% of the respondents stopped working or changed jobs due to back pain. This chapter provides an overview of the hazards associated with manual materials handling (MMH); it will focus on muscular strains and sprains, primarily of the lower back. Overuse and overexertion injuries of the upper extremities are covered in Chapter 2. The prevention of these injuries requires sufficient knowledge to both identify workplace hazards and implement changes in the job or process that will reduce or eliminate these hazards.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Risk-analysis; Manual-lifting; Ergonomics; Muscle-function; Manual-materials-handling; Materials-handling; Repetitive-work
Publication Date
20020101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Wald-PH; Stave-GM
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780471386476
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Physical and biological hazards of the workplace, second edition
State
OH
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