This book highlights the problems and hazards of manual materials handling and provides ergonomic and engineering solutions for alleviating them. It is helpful for both researchers and practitioners who are committed to solving the multifaceted manual materials handling problem.
1. The Materials Handling Problem 2. Variables in Manual Materials Handling 3. Design Criteria 4. Lifting and Lowering Activity Data Bases 5. Pushing,Pulling,Carrying and Holding Data Bases 6. Job Design/Redesign and Screening Procedure 7. Pre-employment Strength Testing 8. Training and Manual Handling 9. Determination of Rest Allowances