|Document ID (ISN)||107468|
|Convention or series no.
||Müller-Arnecke H.W., Bleyer T., Hold U., Macheleidt M., Rademacher U., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Lifting and carrying aids in rescue work
||Hebe- und Tragehilfen im Rettungsdienst [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2007. 139p. Illus. 63 ref. Price: EUR 15.00.
||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.
||first-aid equipment; lifting tackle; Germany; first-aid attendants; ergonomics; manual handling; manual lifting
||work posture; body mechanics; ergonomic evaluation; job study
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
First aid and emergency organization