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Criteria for Research on the Hazards of Manual Materials Handling.
Herrin-GD; Chaffin-DB; Mach-RS
NIOSH 1974:132 pages
Research requirements regarding the hazards of manual material handling are examined. Pertinent literature on the subject is summarized, and informational gaps identified. A system of hazard indices which characterize human responses to the stresses of the physical act of handling loads in terms of injury, physiologic, and behavioral indices, is presented. Criteria upon which future research in this field can be based are outlined. The authors conclude that hazards cannot always be assumed to result from poorly engineered tasks alone or the nature of the material handled. They recommend further research which examines not only the effects of single factors of the problem but also the influence of multiple factors.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0118; Medical-research; Work-performance; Safety-engineering; Physical-stress; Materials-handling;
NTIS Accession No.
U.S. Department of H.E.W., NIOSH, The University of Michigan, 132 pages, 594 references
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