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Field evaluation of the revised NIOSH lifting equation.

Authors
Dempsey-PG; Sorock-GS; Cotnam-JP; Ayoub-MM; Westfall-PH; Maynard-W; Fathallah-F; O'Brien-N
Source
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2000 Jul; 5:37-40
NIOSHTIC No.
20026163
Abstract
The preliminary results of a prospective epidemiological study of the revised NIOSH lifting equation are presented. The baseline evaluations included assessment of lifting and lowering tasks with the revised NIOSH equation, as well as a questionnaire regarding personal variables. Subject follow-up was primarily accomplished through postal questionnaires, telephone interviews, and surveillance for workers' compensation claims for low-back disorders. The preliminary results reported are based on approximately 375 person-years of exposure; however, the follow-up period is still in progress. Important findings related to the usability of the revised NIOSH equation across several types of common exposures are also discussed.
Keywords
Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Ergonomics; Epidemiology; Back-injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system
Publication Date
20000730
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
576316
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0945289138
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-003202
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Low Back Disorders
Source Name
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
State
CA; TX; MA
Performing Organization
Texas Tech University, Industrial Engineering Department, Lubbock, Texas
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