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This study was conducted with the aim of testing whether the endurance time of new employees engaged in frequent industrial carrying tasks can be significantly increased through a short training programme (2.5 weeks). Endurance time was here defined as the maximum length of time during which an individual can continuously carry a 20 kg load over a 4 m(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)