Field evaluation of the revised NIOSH lifting equation.
Dempsey-PG; Sorock-GS; Cotnam-JP; Ayoub-MM; Westfall-PH; Maynard-W; Fathallah-F; O'Brien-N
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
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.
Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Ergonomics; Epidemiology; Back-injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system
Disease and Injury: Low Back Disorders
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
Texas Tech University, Industrial Engineering Department, Lubbock, Texas