Baggage handling in an airplane cargo hold : An ergonomic intervention study

  title={Baggage handling in an airplane cargo hold : An ergonomic intervention study},
  author={Sahika Vatan Korkmaz and Jeff A. Hoyle and Greg G. Knapik and Riley E. Splittstoesser and Gang Yang and David R. Trippany and Parul Lahoti and Carolyn M. Sommerich and Steven A. Lavender and William S. Marras},
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 simulated baggage handling task in a kneeling posture under a low ceiling, to test the effects on spinal loading, muscle activity, and trunk… CONTINUE READING


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