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Assessment of manual lifting - the NIOSH approach.

Authors
Waters TR; Putz-Anderson V
Source
Ergonomics in Manufacturing. Raising Productivity through Workplace Improvement. Karwowski W, Salvendy G, eds., Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Norcross, GA: Engineering & Management Press, 1998 Apr; :205-241
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20027882
Abstract
Historically, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recognized and addressed the problem of work-related back injuries and published the Work Practices Gudie for Manual Liftin (WPG) in 1981 (NIOSH 1981). The WPG contains a summary of the lifting-related literature up to 1981, analytical procedures, a lifting equation for calculating a recommended weight for specified two-handed, symmetrical lifting tasks, and an approach for controlling the hazards of low-back injury from manual lifting. The approach to hazard control was coupled with the action limit (AL), a term that denoted the recommended weight derived from the lifting equation.
Keywords
Manual-lifting; Back-injuries; Exposure-assessment; Workers; Worker-health; Work-practices; Analytical-methods; Safety-measures; Health-hazards; Epidemiology
Publication Date
19980401
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Karwowski W; Salvendy G
Fiscal Year
1998
ISBN No.
9780872634855
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Ergonomics in Manufacturing. Raising Productivity through Workplace Improvement
State
OH
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
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