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Document ID (ISN)65189
CIS number 95-1898
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van der Beek A.J., Frings-Dresen M.H.W.
Title Physical workload of lorry drivers: A comparison of four methods of transport
Bibliographic information July 1995, Vol.38, No.7, p.1508-1520. 27 ref.
Abstract Four groups of lorry drivers transporting goods either on wheeled cages, as packed goods, on pallets or as bulk cargo (reference group), were studied during a complete working day. Working postures were studied by observation and heart rate was also measured. The drivers worked long hours. In general, the highest heart rate was found during loading and unloading. Poor postures of the trunk were observed in drivers lifting packed goods and pallets. It is suggested that the required pulling and pushing forces observed in all but the reference group were largely responsible for the high physical workload during loading and unloading.
Descriptors (primary) physical workload; loading and unloading; drivers; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) pulling tasks; pushing tasks; manual lifting; comparative study; oxygen intake; pulse rate; measurement of physical workload; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials