Low back biomechanics during manual materials handling of beer kegs
Biomechanical risk factors such as heavy loads and awkward trunk postures have been associated with occupational low back pain. Those same risk factors are commonly experienced among workers handling beer kegs. The present study used a 3-dimensional motion capture system as a tool to investigate the low back biomechanics during keg handling at a working brewery. Specifically, five workers transferred spent kegs from a pallet to a conveyor to be cleaned and filled with beer in the present study. Data was collected during the portion of the shift workers handled kegs. Low back angular displacements ...
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