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dc.contributor.authorMilburn, PD
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, RS
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T02:45:01Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T02:45:01Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.issn0003-6870
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0003-6870(98)00021-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/119157
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether the introduction of larger and heavier beds which were lower to the floor increased the physical stress on employees responsible for room cleaning and bedmaking in the hospitality industry. More specifically, this study assessed the effect of bed size (single, double and king) and bed height (460 and 560 mm) on dynamic and static estimates of L5/S1 compression force and static L5/S1 shear force for six simulated components of the overall bedmaking task. Results confirmed the view that static models severely underestimate the loads on the lumbar spine under inertial lifting conditions, and also indicated that: (i) tasks with the greatest hand loads were not necessarily associated with the greatest spinal loads due to differences in the way each task was performed; (ii) L5/S1 loads produced during bedmaking may exceed recommended safe lifting limits for certain task–size–height combinations; and (iii) the use of larger and heavier beds in the hospitality industry imposes increased loads on the lumbar spine. The investigation of alternative work practices designed to minimise loads on the lumbar spine is recommended.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier Science Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom263
dc.relation.ispartofpageto273
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Ergonomics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Physiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign Practice and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1116
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1203
dc.titleLumbosacral Loads in Bedmaking
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBarrett, Rod
gro.griffith.authorMilburn, Peter D.


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