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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Roden_US
dc.contributor.authorDennis, G.en_US
dc.contributor.editorWaldemar Karwowski and Gavriel Salvendyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:05:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-23T02:38:04Z
dc.identifier.issn10908471en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/hfm.20027en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4879
dc.description.abstractIn this article we review and critique the current body of scientific knowledge regarding the use of team lifting including: (a) psychophysical studies of team lifting capacity, and (b) studies of manual handling, patient handling, and stretcher carriage performed by lifting teams. The consensus of the research literature is that team-lifting capacity is greater than the lifting capacity of an individual, but that the capacity of lifting teams is less than the summed capacity of individual team members. Further, biomechanical, psychophysical, and physiological stress tends to be reduced compared to the equivalent lifts and transfers performed by individuals. However, the stress associated with team lifting depends on a broad range of individual team member, load, task and environmental factors, which can interact in unexpected ways. Caution is therefore recommended against making broad assumptions regarding the use of team lifting. Future studies are needed to examine how effort and load are distributed among lifting team members, with emphasis on identifying factors that may increase the risk of injury.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom293en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto307en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHuman Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321402en_US
dc.titleErgonomic Issues in Team Liftingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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