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International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

In this paper Authors have tried to calculate the revised Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) on the basis of revised Load constant (LC), Horizontal Multiplier (HM), Vertical Multiplier (VM) which are calculated according to the collected data from industry. While their average value had been considered in National institute for occupational safety &health (NIOSH) lifting equation. Thought behind this was that person’s age, obesity and height can not be taken constant Authors have applied the new approaches for setting limits of LC, HM, VM for optimizing the value of RWL of workers who work in industry. The approach may probably lead to calculate the safe weight for lifting and lowering in manual material handling task. It is expected that such an approach may be more protective for workers in manual material handling.

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