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Document ID (ISN)63865
CIS number 95-371
ISBN(s) 3-89429-361-6
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Fb 691
Author(s) König D.H., Kirchner J.H., Fischer D.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Clearance for leg movement when pushing trolleys - Determination of safe distances
Original title Freiraum für Beinbewegungen an handgeschobenen Wagen - Ermittlung sicherheitsgerechter ergonomischer Masse [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1993. 140 p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The clearance necessary for the free movement of the legs when pushing a hand truck was determined by experiments on 89 volunteers of both sexes and of various body size. The volunteers performed various tasks under different conditions with a hand-propelled trolley. The distances needed for unimpaired leg movement were recorded by on-line motography. From the results, which were adapted to fit all sizes of the general population, the following clearances were derived for hand trucks: leg space 380mm up to a height of 210mm and knee space 200mm up to a height of 600mm.
Descriptors (primary) foot and leg protection; ergonomics; hand trucks; safe distances; design of equipment; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) load carriage; experimental determination; design data; optimization
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Safety devices
Foot and leg protection