Push an pull forces in the building and construction industry

M. H. W. Frings-Dresen, Judith Windhorst, M. J M Hoozemans, Allard J. Van Der Beek, Henk F. Van der Molen

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Abstract

Push and pull activities are increasing in the building and construction industry. These activities can be assumed as one of the risk factors for the development of low back and upper extremity complaints. For a risk evaluation, besides the frequency and the duration of the activities, information concerning push and pull forces are necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the external forces during common push and pull activities at construction sites. In total 115 male construction workers were involved. The force measurements were executed during the daily tasks and activities at the workplace with a digital force gauge. The exerted forces during a lot of activities were high. The magnitude of the forces gave reason to preventive interventions from a health point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics for the New Millenium
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 29 Jul 20004 Aug 2000

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period29/07/004/08/00

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