Anupam Mital

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Despite numerous efforts to control occurrences of work-related low back pain, it continues to be a significant problem. Since the causation of low back pain is under multifactorial control, it is suggested that the factor most vulnerable at any given time will determine the safety. Epidemiological, biomechanical, physiological, and psychophysical(More)
An investigation was undertaken to determine the feasibility of predicting maximum weights of lift that are acceptable to individuals by measuring the individuals' simulated job dynamic strengths. Since almost all manual materials handling jobs are dynamic in nature, it was hypothesized that correlations between maximum weights acceptable for lifting and(More)
An experiment was designed to study the effect of several task variables on the metabolic energy expenditure and heart rate of individuals performing lifting and lowering tasks. The task variables studied were: load of lift (lower), frequency of lift (lower), height of lift (lower), presence of absence of handles, container height, container width (in the(More)
A questionnaire was mailed to various federal and state agencies in the United States to determine the frequency, severity and annual cost of handtool-related injuries in industry and to identify problem areas with regard to tool type, accident type, nature of injury, parts of body affected, type of industry and characteristics of the injured worker. The(More)
This paper presents the findings of a study conducted to determine peak forces generated in the human spine while the individual is engaged in lifting maximum acceptable weight. Calculations of forces and moments, acting on each body segment, were based on film data collected on four individuals for twelve variations of the manual lifting task. The(More)
The directory assistance operators' task with a visual display terminal was simulated to determine the preferable work-rest schedule from among the three different work-rest schedules: 30 min of work followed by 5 min break (30-5); 60 min of work followed by 10 min break (60-10); and 120 min of work without any break (120-0). The total working duration was(More)