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Document ID (ISN)64679
CIS number 95-1143
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smyth G., Gagnon M., Roy R.
Title Predictive models of lumbar loadings when handling boxes
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.64-77. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; measurement of load on joints; lumbar column; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) prediction formulae; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry
Ergonomics