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Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Materials Handling 1983-1996

 
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Research on Manual Materials Handling 1983-1996
Editors:Waldemar Karwowski, Michael S. Wogalter, and Patrick G. Dempsey
Year Published:1997
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    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, one of the foremost sources of basic and applied research in this area. 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.


     
    ISBN 0-945289-09-X
    308 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", paperback
     
     
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