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Criteria and Standards for Lifting and Moving Aids: A Preliminary Evaluation and Literature Review.
NIOSH 1972 Oct:100 pages
Criteria and standards for lifting aids associated with materials handling are reviewed. Human factors related to materials handling are discussed together with the biomechanics of lifting, accident causes and statistics, current safety programs, and the general nature of materials handling equipment. Analyses of specific kinds of lifting aids such as power and manual trucks, conveyors, and hoists are presented. Information sources are listed along with companies and authoritative agencies that provide relevant data on materials handling. The authors recommend that handles or grip areas be required on containers weighing at least 15 pounds and that an interdisciplinary group be formed to develop safety guidelines that consider current human factors engineering information.
Hoisting-equipment; Human-factors-engineering; Biomechanics; Ergonomics; Materials-handling-equipment; Materials-handling;
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NIOSH, Department of H. E. W., Rockville, Md., 100 pages, 282 references
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division