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Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders : research on manual materials handling, 1983-1996 /

by Dempsey, Patrick G; Karwowski, Waldemar; Wogalter, Michael S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, cop. 1997Description: X, 296 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 094528909X.MeSH subject(s): Lifting | Human Engineering | Wounds and Injuries | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Wounds and Injuries -- prevention & control | Musculoskeletal Diseases -- prevention & control | Monograph | Collected WorksPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Injuries associated with manual materials handling (MMH) represent the single largest source of losses in many industries, costing billions of dollars for workers' compensation, medical care, and lost wages. One study found that "disabling low back pain cases represented 33% of the costs associated with a large sample of workers' compensation claims costs."These losses explain why the research directed toward the prevention of MMH-related injuries in the industrial workplace has been one of the most active areas of the field of industrial ergonomics. This book contains 61 of the best MMH papers from 14 years of HFES Annual Meeting proceedings [...]. It is intended for practitioners seeking solutions to MMH problems, academicians seeking a summary of the last several decades of research, and students interested in an overview of research and practice in the MMH area. Includes author and subject indexes. [Ed.]
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IST WA-432-Erg-1997 (Browse shelf) Available N° d'inventaire: 04/06

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vdist-/05.2013 Injuries associated with manual materials handling (MMH) represent the single largest source of losses in many industries, costing billions of dollars for workers' compensation, medical care, and lost wages. One study found that "disabling low back pain cases represented 33% of the costs associated with a large sample of workers' compensation claims costs."These losses explain why the research directed toward the prevention of MMH-related injuries in the industrial workplace has been one of the most active areas of the field of industrial ergonomics. This book contains 61 of the best MMH papers from 14 years of HFES Annual Meeting proceedings [...]. It is intended for practitioners seeking solutions to MMH problems, academicians seeking a summary of the last several decades of research, and students interested in an overview of research and practice in the MMH area. Includes author and subject indexes. [Ed.]