Comparative analysis of different methods for quantifying strain during lifting and carrying

Project No. BG18 #036


completed 12/1996


Prevention of work-induced damage of spine


Examining feasability of limit values for lifting and carrying loads


Strain quantification results are strongly dependent on the model applied, values derived from different models are not comparable; Pangert and Hartung models cannot in principle take account of dynamic strains; data regarding posture and load are alone insufficient for strain analysis; because the strain limit values are always dependent on the model applied, the point of establishing general limit values must be questioned; strain analysis requires in principle a threedimensional model which takes account of the dynamics.

Last Update:

22 Aug 2000


Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten
Research institution(s):
  • Institut für Leichtathletik und Turnen der Deutschen Sporthochschule
  • Köln

food industry

Type of hazard:

handling of loads


Heben und Tragen von Lasten, Beanspruchung, Messverfahren

Description, key words:

The spinal strain values derived from different calculation models are not comparable, it is therefore not possible to determine limit values directly.