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Document ID (ISN)24392
CIS number 76-280
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saha P.N.
Title Aerobic capacity of dock workers in Bombay.
Bibliographic information Apr. 1975, Vol.36, No.4, p.311-317. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Investigations with a bicycle ergometer to assess the aerobic capacity (maximum oxygen uptake capacity) of 61 dock workers employed in lifting and carrying 100-kg grain bags in the Bombay docks are described. A mean value of 2,572 ▒ 54ml/min was found, a high value compared with results of studies of other occupations, and indicating better physical fitness than that of other Indian workers. The relationship with age and body weight is examined.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; work capacity; heavy work
Descriptors (secondary) India; manual lifting; load carriage; assessment of physical capacity; age-linked differences; comparative study; ergometric tests
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation