Caster Connection collaborated with the Spine Research Institute at The Ohio State University, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, who together, discovered the importance of replicating authentic movement for injury prevention in push/pull testing.
Highlights from the study, noted in a downloadable infographic, include:
- In order to be accurate for real-life situations, acceleration in testing should be much higher than ISO guidelines advise
- Workers are injuring themselves more quickly than guidelines suggest and before they even realize it
- Current guidelines do not reflect how people are using carts in real-life situations
- The force required to push a cart differs from the force required to pull a cart and people don’t typically test pulling
For more information, visit www.casterconnection.com/research
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