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Field evaluation of the revised NIOSH lifting equation.
Dempsey PG; Sorock GS; Cotnam JP; Ayoub MM; Westfall PH; Maynard W; Fathallah F; O'Brien N
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2000 Jul; 5:37-40
The preliminary results of a prospective epidemiological study of the revised NIOSH lifting equation are presented. The baseline evaluations included assessment of lifting and lowering tasks with the revised NIOSH equation, as well as a questionnaire regarding personal variables. Subject follow-up was primarily accomplished through postal questionnaires, telephone interviews, and surveillance for workers' compensation claims for low-back disorders. The preliminary results reported are based on approximately 375 person-years of exposure; however, the follow-up period is still in progress. Important findings related to the usability of the revised NIOSH equation across several types of common exposures are also discussed.
Manual lifting; Manual materials handling; Ergonomics; Epidemiology; Back injuries; Musculoskeletal system disorders; Musculoskeletal system
Disease and Injury: Low Back Disorders
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
CA; TX; MA
Texas Tech University, Industrial Engineering Department, Lubbock, Texas
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