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Manual materials handling.

Authors
Waters T; Anderson VP
Source
Physical and biological hazards of the workplace. Wald PH, Stave GM, eds. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994 Apr; :42-63
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023307
Abstract
Nearly half the estimated 22 million cases of back pain reported by workers over a 12-month period in 1988 were work-related. These injuries accounted for more than 543 million lost 1 working days; approximately 12% of the respondents stopped, working or changed jobs due to back pain. This chapter provides an overview of the hazards associated with manual materials handling; it will focus on muscular strains and sprains, primarily of the lower back.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal system disorders; Risk analysis; Manual lifting; Ergonomics; Muscle function; Repetitive work; Manual materials handling; Materials handling
Publication Date
19940401
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Wald PH; Stave GM
Fiscal Year
1994
ISBN No.
9780442016777
NIOSH Division
DBBS; EID
Source Name
Physical and biological hazards of the workplace
State
OH
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