|Document ID (ISN)||63865|
|Convention or series no.
||König D.H., Kirchner J.H., Fischer D.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
||Clearance for leg movement when pushing trolleys - Determination of safe distances
||Freiraum für Beinbewegungen an handgeschobenen Wagen - Ermittlung sicherheitsgerechter ergonomischer Masse [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1993. 140 p. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||foot and leg protection; ergonomics; hand trucks; safe distances; design of equipment; manual handling
||load carriage; experimental determination; design data; optimization
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Foot and leg protection