Lesson 4B – Biomechanical Risks
This lesson explains potential physical stressors on operators working in an industrial environment where carrying and lifting objects is required, and how they can be managed and mitigated.
- Explain why L5/S1 is so important
- Explain how biomechanical models are used by ergonomists
- Use moments to determine which lifting positions put less stress on L5/S1
- Use Bloswick’s approximation to estimate the compressive force on L5/S1 for a lifting task
- Apply the NIOSH Lifting Equation to determine recommended weight limits for lifting
- K0165: Knowledge of risk threat assessment.
- K0344: Knowledge of threat environments.
- S0010: Skill in conducting capabilities and requirements analysis.
- S0038: Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
- S0134: Skill in conducting reviews of systems.
- S0171: Skill in performing impact/risk assessments.
- S0256: Skill in providing understanding of target or threat systems through the identification and link analysis of physical, functional, or behavioral relationships.
- A0028: Ability to assess and forecast manpower requirements to meet organizational objectives.
- A0045: Ability to evaluate/ensure the trustworthiness of the supplier and/or product.
- Basic Data Analysis
- Industrial Control Systems