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Accuracy of measurements for the revised NIOSH lifting equation.

Authors
Waters-TR; Baron-SL; Kemmlert-K
Source
Appl Ergon 1998 Dec; 29(6):433-438
NIOSHTIC No.
20024897
Abstract
Twenty-seven non-ergonomists who participated in a one-day training session on the use of the NIOSH lifting equation (NLE) were subsequently tested on a simulated lifting task eight weeks later to determine their accuracy in measuring the variables. Analysis of the results indicate that (1) inter-observer variability was small, especially for the most important factor (i.e. horizontal distance); (2) individuals can be trained to make measurements with sufficient accuracy to provide consistent recommended weight limit and lifting index values; and (3) measurement of the coupling and asymmetric variables were the least accurate.
Keywords
Training; Education; Weight-measurement; Weight-factors; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Manual-lifting
Contact
Us Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occuaptional Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, 45226, USA
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
19981201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0003-6870
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics
State
OH
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