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Document ID (ISN)108757
CIS number 08-1192
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 562
Author(s) Ferreira J., Smith M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluating the feasibility of developing assessment charts for high risk pushing and pulling operations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 41p. Illus. 29 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The objective of this project was to better understand pushing and pulling forces that represent a high risk of manual handling injury and to develop a risk assessment chart for pushing and pulling operations. Psychophysical data were reviewed to develop a simple graph showing whole body pushing and pulling forces indicative of a high risk of injuries during two-hand manual handling tasks. An assessment chart was also produced for assessing pushing and pulling operations. Risk factors such as initial force, frequency, travel distance and hand height were selected for inclusion on the basis of the ergonomics literature and the ergonomics approach for assessing pushing and pulling operations in the field.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; hazard evaluation; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) pulling tasks; report; pushing tasks; exposure evaluation; pulling strength; ergonomics; pushing strength
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system