|Document ID (ISN)||63646|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Reddell C.R., Congleton J.J., Huchingson R.D., Montgomery J.F.
||An evaluation of a weightlifting belt and back injury prevention training class for airline baggage handlers
||Oct. 1992, Vol.23, No.5, p.319-329. Illus. 29 ref.
||A study was carried out on 642 baggage handlers wearing a weightlifting belt and/or receiving a 1 h back injury prevention training class; a control group received neither belt nor training. The main finding was that groups with participants who discontinued the use of the belt had a higher lost workday case injury incident rate than did the group receiving training only or the control group. The weightlifting belt is not therefore recommended as a lifting aid during the daily work activities of baggage handlers; use of the belts may in fact increase the risk of injury when not wearing the belt following a period of use.
||manual lifting; back disorders; back belts; personal protective equipment; air transport
||evaluation of equipment; safety and health training; comfort assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system