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Isometric strength testing as a means of controlling medical incidents on strenuous jobs.
Keyserling WM; Herrin GD; Chaffin DB
J Occup Med 1980 May; 22(5):332-336
Isometric strength tests were used in worker screening tests to better match individual strength to job strength requirements. Twenty jobs in a tire and rubber facility were evaluated to identify critical strength demanding tasks. New applicants were given four strength tests designed to simulate these tasks, and successful performance criteria were established. Only about 33 percent of the applicants who passed two additional medical screening tests successfully passed the isometric strength tests. The authors conclude that isometric strength screening tests can be used to reduce the potential for occupational injuries and should be considered for implementation in industries involving strenuous work.
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Physiological-tests; Physical-exercise; Work-capacity; Task-performance; Safety-research; Industrial-hazards; Physical-capacity; Biophysics; Standards; Testing; Medical-examinations
Dept of Path, Biochemistry Mercy Hospital 2537 S Prairie Avenue Chicago 16, Ill
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Mercy Hospital, Chicago 16, Ill,
Page last reviewed: December 11, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division