|Document ID (ISN)||64679|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Smyth G., Gagnon M., Roy R.
||Predictive models of lumbar loadings when handling boxes
||1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.64-77. Illus. 32 ref.
||Predictive models based on easily measured anthropometric variables and task variables were developed for estimating compression forces on intervertebral disks when lifting and lowering boxes. Compression forces were estimated in subjects lifting or lowering 3.3kg to 22kg boxes between heights of 15cm and 185cm. The predictive performances of the models are compared and statistical methods used for the selection of the best predictive model are described. The equations represent a practical tool for a better planning of occupational handling tasks.
||manual lifting; measurement of load on joints; lumbar column; anthropometry
||prediction formulae; mathematical models
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)