Greg G. Knapik

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Incidence rates of lost time back and shoulder injuries in the airline industry are some of the highest in all of private industry. Commonly, risk factors associated with such injuries include overexertion, repetitive lifting, and awkward postures. These factors are found in combination in the airline baggage handler job. Twelve male subjects performed a(More)
Stooped, restricted, kneeling, and other awkward postures adopted during manual materials handling have frequently been associated with LBP onset. However, lift assessment tools have focused on materials handling performed in an upright, or nearly upright standing posture. Unfortunately, many of the tools designed to analyze standing postures are not easily(More)
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