03/05/2013

Provisional Recommended Weight Limits for Maternal Lifting Published

How much can a healthy pregnant worker lift at work? Newly published findings
address this question. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
researchers and U.S. Department of Defense colleagues evaluated the scientific
evidence linking occupational lifting to maternal and fetal health, suggesting
that the Lifting Equation could be applied judiciously to lifting tasks
performed by pregnant workers with only modest adaptations. Based on their
findings, the researchers suggested clinical guidelines, defining maximum
recommended weight limits for the first and second half of pregnancy according
to prescribed task parameters.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety