In 1991, NIOSH developed the NIOSH Lifting Equation to “assist in the identification of ergonomic solutions for reducing physical stressors associated with manual lifting.” This model has been widely used by industrial safety professionals since its creation.
Now you can take it with you! Humantech developed htLiftCalc for both iPhone and iPad to quickly and easily perform the NIOSH Lifting Equation whenever and wherever you need it. It is available for use in both metric and standard measurement. You can use this application at the job site to evaluate both existing and proposed lifting conditions to determine the Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) of a specific job or task. It can also help you prioritize hazardous jobs that require ergonomic intervention.
Download this app from iTunes!