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Back injury control measures for manual lifting and seat design.

Authors
Gallagher-S; Mayton-AG
Source
Min Eng 2007 Dec; 59(12):41-49
NIOSHTIC No.
20032971
Abstract
Back injuries account for a high proportion of lost workdays in the mining industry and are a leading cause of disability in mine workers. Two risk factors for low back injuries are manual lifting and whole-body vibration exposure when operating mobile equipment. Recent research has shed light on possible mechanisms through which low back injuries may occur, and the results of these studies can be used to improve the design of lifting tasks and seats to decrease injury risk. This article discusses recent research results and how this knowledge can be leveraged to reduce the risk of low back pain.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Safety-practices; Back-injuries; Spinal-shock; Spinal-cord; Vibration; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Materials-handling
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
20071201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2008
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
PA
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