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Mining Publication: Strength Testing

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Original creation date: March 2001

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If we consider ergonomics to be an exercise in matching job demands to worker capabilities, one of the principal capabilities we must be concerned with is that of human strength. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss some of the fundamental principles of strength assessment in ergonomics, so that these procedures can be better applied to control the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.

Authors: S Gallagher

Book Chapter - March 2001

In: Karwowski W, ed. International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2001, Vol. 1, London, U.K.: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 2001; Mar :330-333