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A laboratory investigation of the ergonomics of digging is reported. Data on lumbar motions, ground reaction forces and posture were obtained simultaneously as subjects transferred sand from one container to another while standing on a force platform. Digging with a conventional spade was found...
The objectives of this study were to: 1) develop a dynamic 2D link segment model for lifting using the constraints of four sensors from an electromagnetic motion analysis system; 2) evaluate the magnitude of shoulder movement in the sagittal plane during lifting; and 3) investigate the effect of...
The pressure from recent and imminent Health and Safety legislation, both in Western Europe and Canada, has increased the awareness of the important contributions of ergonomics. At the same time it has become clear that ergonomists will never be plentiful enough to attack all workplace problems....
The objectives of this research were to: (1) determine the risk factors in the VDT workstation systems associated with the physical symptoms reported by VDT users; and (2) examine the interrelationship among these risk factors. A research model was developed. A survey was then designed and...
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