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Document ID (ISN)107468
CIS number 07-1493
ISBN(s) 978-3-86509-627-2
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Fb 1088
Author(s) Müller-Arnecke H.W., Bleyer T., Hold U., Macheleidt M., Rademacher U., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Lifting and carrying aids in rescue work
Original title Hebe- und Tragehilfen im Rettungsdienst [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2007. 139p. Illus. 63 ref. Price: EUR 15.00.
Abstract The lifting and carrying equipment used by personnel working in rescue services was evaluated mainly in simulation tests by examining specific aspects. In collaboration with local rescue services, motion sequences, physical postures, joint angle positions of the hand-arm system during transport on two different courses were examined and various assessment schemes were used and developed further. These evaluations allowed collecting detailed information on motion sequences in both theory and practice. Findings show that there are gaps in information concerning carrying equipment design, focal load points and assessment specifications. Recommendations are made on the design and selection of carrying aids and on assessment methods for their ergonomic evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid equipment; lifting tackle; Germany; first-aid attendants; ergonomics; manual handling; manual lifting
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; body mechanics; ergonomic evaluation; job study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
First aid and emergency organization