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Sagittal Plane Kinematic Analysis of Specific Simulated Low-seam Coal Mining Lifting Tasks.

Authors
Bobick-TG; Shapiro-R; Blow-C; Gallagher-S
Source
PB in "Trends in Ergonomics " Human Factors IV Part A PP 9-16 :9-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10005595
Abstract
This paper describes a study of three materials-handling tasks performed by low-seam coal miners while kneeling. One of the tasks simulated was the moving of 50-lb rock dust bags. High-speed cinematographic filming techniques were utilized to obtain front and side views of eight experienced miners performing this task. Standard film analysis techniques were used to obtain kinematic records of leg, trunk, and arm action. The results indicate that trunk extension and rotation are the primary actions used to move these bags while in a kneeling posture.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1987
Identifying No.
OP 69-87
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
PB. in "Trends in Ergonomics," Human Factors IV Part A, PP. 9-16
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