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Scientific look at back belts.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1995 Jan; :16 minutes
NIOSHTIC No.
20024251
Abstract
A number of mining companies have provided back belts to their employees in an attempt to reduce low back injuries. But how effective are back belts? Scientific studies show a mixed bag of results, and even suggest some hazards associated with back belt use (for instance, they can increase your blood pressure!). This tape provides a review of recent scientific studies on back belts and what they mean in terms of whether back belts can reduce back injuries.
Keywords
Back-injuries; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-workers; Blood-pressure
Contact
National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Department of Instructional Materials, 1301 Airport Road, Beaver, WV 25813-9426
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Video
Email Address
lord-mary@msha.gov
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
VC-937
NIOSH Division
SRL; PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; WA
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