Manual Materials Handling

Manual Materials Handling

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A thorough explanation of the quantifying of manual lifting. The failure to match strength to task costs billions of dollars each year in medical and compensation payments. Ayoub and Mital argue forcefully for pre-employment testing of manual workers. They cover variables in materials handling tasks, mechanics of lifting, pulling and pushing, carrying and supporting loads, proper training, and suitable rest periods. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORThe relation between bone mineral content, experimental compression fractures and disc degeneration in lumbar vertebrae. ... Criteria for Research on the Hazards of Manual Materials Handling (NIOSH Contract Report CDCa€”99a€”74- 118).

Title:Manual Materials Handling
Author:M M Ayoub
Publisher:CRC Press - 1989-09-21


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