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Some factors involved in development of manual materials handling standards for the work place.
Occupational health and safety symposia. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-136, 1976 Feb; :79-84
Activities in the Physiology and Ergonomics Branch of NIOSH regarding research for the development of a standard to reduce injuries related to the manual lifting, carrying and placing of loads are briefly outlined. Included are the development of methods for assessing employees' muscular strength capability and its relationship to back injury, development of methods for identifying and preventing excessive strain associated with lifting tasks, identification of postures in lifting tasks conducive to back injury, evaluation of differences in manual materials handling capabilities according to sex and age and evaluation of effectiveness of vestibule training programs in reducing materials handling injuries.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0033; Control-measures; Human-factors-engineering; Balance; Working-load; Measurement-methods; Physical-capacity; Performance-capability; Experiments; Work-performance; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Sex-factors; Posture; Testing; Loading; Workloads; Measurement
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