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New Tool Available to Assess and Design Push/Pull Tasks
Posted:October 30, 2018
Pushing and pulling of carts, baskets, containers, and other equipment is common in many occupational settings. Now, a free web tool can be used to determine if existing tasks are safe for employees or to design new push/pull that will guard against injury.
Various common pushing and pulling activities can be evaluated, including:
- Straight-line movements
- Two-handed exertions
- One-handed exertions
The goal of these guidelines is to reduce the occurence of back injuries in industrial workplaces.
Background about how this tool was developed can be found here.