Comparison of United States (NIOSH Lifting Guidelines) and European (ECSC Force Limits) Recommendations for Manual Work Limits

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Abstract

In the early 1980's two different guidelines for manual lifting were established: the NIOSH Work Practices Guide for Manual Lifting and the European Coal and Steel Community's Force Limits in Manual Work. A comparison of the two guidelines indicates some discrepancies in their predictive capabilities and a significant nonlinear relationship between the two limits. These discrepancies may be explained by differences in respective predictive equations, assumptions and underlying concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-702
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1987

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