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Document ID (ISN)54524
CIS number 90-1717
ISBN(s) 3-88314-587-4
Year 1986
Convention or series no. Fb 487
Author(s) Kirchner A., Kliem M., Helms V., Kirchner J.H.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Hand-guided carts - Safe design and use
Original title Handgeführte Wagen - Sicherheitsgerechte Gestaltung und Einsatz [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, PF 101110, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Federal Republic of Germany, 1986. 271p. Illus. 122 ref.
Abstract This report deals with the handling of manually guided carts (according to DIN 4902) used for the transport of goods and materials in different industries and services. Owing to the frequency of accidents involving hand carts, factors contributing to the accidents were analysed, a biomechanical model of cart use was developed, and design improvements were proposed.
Descriptors (primary) transport; safety by design; hand trucks; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) transport equipment industry; locking for safety; printing industry; trade and warehousing; report; group catering; shops; push-stick handles; handling and storage; transport of materials; handles; storage; hand lift trucks; locking devices; safety analysis; postal services; retail trade; metalworking industry; design of equipment; uses; analysis of accident causes
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Nutrition