A comprehensive data base for the design of manual materials handling

T. L. Bienkowski, S. S. Asfour, S. M. Waly, A. M. Genaidy

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The main objective of the present paper is to provide a comprehensive data base of the material handling capabilities of the industrial work force. The data base encompasses the following: (1) five different types of manual materials handling activities, namely, lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, and pulling, (2) worker variables (e.g., sex), and (3) task variables (e.g., frequency, and container size). The data base was developed for the IBM personal computer using the software package DBASE III PLUS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1986


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  • biomechanics
  • data base
  • job design
  • Manual materials handling
  • physiology
  • psychophysics
  • task variables
  • worker variables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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