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SRI: New pushing and pulling guidelines available




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 pushing and pulling procedures that will guard against injury.

With this new tool, many common pushing and pulling activities can be evaluated, including:

  • Straight-line movements
  • Turns
  • Two-handed exertions
  • One-handed exertions

This free, online resource was developed by the Spine Research Institute and the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.  Resources can be found below:

Online Assessment Tool

Background Information / Reference Charts

Journal Article

Category: SRI-Ergonomics