Training for lifting; an unresolved ergonomic issue?

  title={Training for lifting; an unresolved ergonomic issue?},
  author={Andrew Sedgwick and James Gormley},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={29 5},
The paper describes a nine year project on lifting training which included nine trans-Australia consensus conferences attended by more than 900 health professionals. Major outcomes were: (1) The essence of lifting work is the need for the performer to cope with variability in task, environment, and self, and the essence of lifting skill is therefore adaptability; (2) the semi-squat approach provides the safest and most effective basis for lifting training; (3) for lifting training to be… CONTINUE READING

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