BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF COMBAT ENGINEER TASKS

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Authors
  1. Norman, R.W.
  2. Lafortune, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Waterloo Univ, Waterloo ONT (CAN) Dept of Kinesiology;Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purpose of this research project was to test the WATBAK/NIOSH method for assessing low back stresses under true field conditions and for military tasks other than lifting. The results showed that: 1) The WATBAK/NIOSH method of task assessment may be effectively employed in a field environment. 2) Canadian Forces personnel should be cautioned concerning risks to the low back from certain common jobs, namely, offloading mines, handling to the low back from certain common jobs, namely, offloading mines, handling crates and over-sized logs, using a 10 lb. hammer, and lifting post-thumpers and augers. They are seemingly innocuous but potentially hazardous tasks.
Date of publication
15 Mar 1985
Number of Pages
59
DSTKIM No
85-02189
CANDIS No
46991
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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