Manual Lifting: A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks (Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications)

  • Publish Date: 2012-07-12
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Daniela Colombini;Enrico Occhipinti;Enrique Alvarez-Casado;Thomas R. Waters

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Commonly used throughout the world, manual lifting taskswhether simple or complexall involve variable loads, postures, and movements. This practical guide discusses how to analyze the intricate lifting function and prevent injury during its execution. Outlining revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) methods, the book illustrates their use in assessing manual lifting tasks of varying degrees of difficulty. Using examples to reinforce presented concepts, it explains how RNLE methods can be applied to evaluate single, composite, variable, and sequential lifting tasks. It also explores how to interpret and apply the results according to international standards and guidelines.

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