Ronald Huston

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A comprehensive lifting model (CLM) for the evaluation and design of manual tasks was developed in two stages using 11 task, personal and environmental variables. In the first stage, the model was built using the psychophysical data. In the second stage, discounting factors of various variables were tested and adjusted using the physiological and(More)
This study investigated the various stressors encountered by the nursing profession. In particular, the following hypotheses were tested: (1) working conditions of nurses significantly affect perceived risk of injury and illness, work dissatisfaction, work satisfaction, energy state at the end of workday, the effort exerted by the registered nurse (RN),(More)
The psychophysical, biomechanical, and physiological criteria used in establishing the NIOSH limits for manual lifting were cross-validated against the data published by different researchers in the subject literature. Assessment of the 1991 NIOSH lifting equation indicated that: (1) NIOSH-based limits are significantly different from the psychophysical(More)
Manufacturing expe riments with full automation for manufacturing of goods, developed, promoted and attempted in the 1980s, have failed for economic and technical reasons. It is now widely accepted that humans are vital to efficient and effective operation of manufacturing proce sses. Historically, human resources in most manufacturing environments have(More)
Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck are becoming a major concern in industry. Several studies reported the association of neck pain, discomfort, and symptoms with different occupations in industry. Thus, the main objective of this study is to review and evaluate biomechanical techniques used in analyzing the occupational factors leading to neck pain and(More)
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