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, ORwhere AT=the anaerobic threshold, l/min; WT=body-weight of a subject, lbs; F = frequency of lift, lifts/min; LBW = lean body~weight of a subject, lbs; R = LBW/ WT; PB = PWCB x 1000 X 2-2046/LBW, ml/kg (LBW) a€” min; PWCB =PWC determined by bicycling, l/min. ... These, to a certain extent, will reduce the reliability of the results if one attempts to use the model to predict energy cost for lifting in theanbsp;...


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