Guide to Manual Materials Handling

by A. Mital
Editor A. Mital

June 12, 1997 | Hardcover

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Manual Materials Handling MMH creates special problems for many different workers worldwide. Labourers engaged in jobs which require extensive lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling of heavy materials have suffered increasing rates of musculo-skeletal injury, especially to the back.; This guide is intended to include all activities involved in MMH lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and holding. Recommendations are provided in the form of design data that can be used to design different MMH work activities.
The guide is divided into two parts. Part I outlines the scope of the problem, discusses the factors that influence a person's capacity to perform MMH activities and / or should be modified to reduce the risk of injuries, and reviews the various design approaches to solving the MMH problem. Part II provides specific design data in six distinct chapters. The seventh chapter of Part II of the guide describes various mechanical devices that are available to aid MMH activities.; The guide is aimed at all concerned with the health impact of MMH activities; occupational health and safety workers; senior human resource managers; ergonomists; workers' compensation lawyers; union representatives.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 152 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.4 in

Published: June 12, 1997

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0748407286

ISBN - 13: 9780748407286

Found in: Health and Well Being, Industrial Technology

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Guide to Manual Materials Handling

Guide to Manual Materials Handling

by A. Mital
Editor A. Mital

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 152 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.4 in

Published: June 12, 1997

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0748407286

ISBN - 13: 9780748407286

Table of Contents

Part 1: the world-wide scope of manual materials handling; factors to be considered in designing manual materials; design approaches to solving manual materials handling. Part 2: lifting; pushing; pulling; carrying; holding; materials handling in unusual postures; designing and evaluating multiple task manual materials handling jobs; high and very high frequency manual lifting / lowering and carrying load transfer; determination of rest allowances; mechanical aids.

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Manual Materials Handling MMH creates special problems for many different workers worldwide. Labourers engaged in jobs which require extensive lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling of heavy materials have suffered increasing rates of musculo-skeletal injury, especially to the back.; This guide is intended to include all activities involved in MMH lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and holding. Recommendations are provided in the form of design data that can be used to design different MMH work activities.
The guide is divided into two parts. Part I outlines the scope of the problem, discusses the factors that influence a person's capacity to perform MMH activities and / or should be modified to reduce the risk of injuries, and reviews the various design approaches to solving the MMH problem. Part II provides specific design data in six distinct chapters. The seventh chapter of Part II of the guide describes various mechanical devices that are available to aid MMH activities.; The guide is aimed at all concerned with the health impact of MMH activities; occupational health and safety workers; senior human resource managers; ergonomists; workers' compensation lawyers; union representatives.