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Lifting/Moving of Bulk Materials.
NIOSH 1972 Dec:18 pages
Guidelines concerning the lifting and moving of bulk materials are reviewed. Handling methods and standards for the use of both powered and manual moving equipment are discussed. Research on ergonomic models and safe lifting loads is described. Factors involved in standards development also are considered including work conditions, injury classifications, physical characteristics of material, type of operation, and worker characteristics. The author notes that injuries associated with the handling of bulk materials seem to be small in number, however addition research is needed on safe handling practices.
NIOSH-Contract; Ergonomics; Safety-practices; Hoisting-equipment; Safety-measures; Work-performance;
NTIS Accession No.
NIOSH, Department of H.E.W., Order No. HSM 73-1269, 18 pages, 22 references
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division