LIFTING
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Lift > 50 lbs with load in "Good" lifting zone
    • Lift > 35 lbs with load in "Awkward" lifting zone

  • LOW

  • • Lift < 20 lbs with load in "Good" lifting zone
    • Lift < 10 with load in "Awkward" lifting zone

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 6 lifts per minute

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 1 lifts every 10 min. (< 6 per hour)

  • PUSH / PULL
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Two-handed push or pull force > 60 lbs

  • LOW

  • • Two-handed push or pull force < 20 lbs

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 5 push or pull forces per minute

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 1 every 15 minutes (< 4 per hour)

  • CONTACT
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • High level of contact stress (Example: forcefully strike corner with palm of hand)

  • LOW

  • • Low level of contact stress (Example: rest arm on edge of moderately sharp table edge/corner)

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Actual contact stress duration > 65% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Actual contact stress duration < 25% of task cycle

  • HAND / WRIST
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Near full bending of wrist
    • High hand or finger force (Examples: grip > 50 lbs, pinch > 10 lbs, finger force > 10 lbs)

  • LOW

  • • Slight bending of the wrist (< 10°)
    • Light hand forces (Examples: grip < 10 lbs, pinch < 3 lbs, finger force
    < 3 lbs)

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 20 per minute
    • Posture duration > 65% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 6 per minute
    • Posture duration < 35% of task cycle

  • ELBOW
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Near full rotation of the forearm (palm-up or palm-down position)
    • Forceful arm motion (open/close elbow, rotate forearm). Example: one-arm push/pull > 25 lbs

  • LOW

  • • Rotation of forearm < 20°
    • Arm motions requiring little effort (example: one-arm push/pull force < 5 lbs)

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 15 per minute
    • Posture duration > 65% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 4 per minute
    • Posture duration < 35% of task cycle

  • TRUNK
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Forward bending or twisting > 60°
    • Side bending > 30°

  • LOW

  • • Forward bending < 20°
    • Twisting < 15°
    • Side bending < 10°

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 3 per minute
    • Posture duration > 50% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 1 per minute
    • Posture duration < 25% of task cycle

  • NECK STRESS
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH :

  • ▪ Near full bending of neck (forward, backward, or to the side)
    -Posture duration > 65% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Slight bending of the neck (< 10°)

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH :

  • -Frequency > 15 per minute

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 4 per minute

  • SHOULDER
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POSTURE & FORCE

  • HIGH

  • • Elbow above shoulder or behind back
    • One-arm push/pull force > 25 lbs
    • Support object weighing > 15 lbs at extended reach ("extended reach" defined as > 15", measured horizontally, from shoulder)

  • LOW

  • • Elbow close to body (< 30°)
    • One-arm push/pull force
    < 5 lbs
    • Support object weighing
    < 5 lbs at extended reach
    • Frequency < 2 per minute
    • Posture duration < 25% of task cycle

REPETITION & DURATION

  • HIGH

  • • Frequency > 6 per minute
    • Posture duration > 50% of task cycle

  • LOW

  • • Frequency < 2 per minute
    • Posture duration < 25% of task cycle

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