Spinal Moments During Continuous Sequential Lifting, Carrying, and Lowering Academic Article uri icon


  • Manual Material Handling (MMH) tasks, such as lifting, lowering, and load carrying, are common in various industries. Many studies have measured the spinal moments during lifting, lowering, and carrying tasks (eg, Hoozemans et al. 2008; Marras et al., 2002; Rose et al., 2013). However, these studies focused on performing a single MMH task, while in many cases at a real work environment the workers conduct this task in continuous sequences (eg, lifting a box from a pallet, carrying it, and lowering it onto a shelf). The need for tools …

publication date

  • September 1, 2017