The Bottom Line: “2” is the new “3”

Ergonomics Done Right®
Humantech Ergonomist Blake McGowan summarizes the recommended new threshold limits for predicting the risk of low-back pain based on the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation. The equation, developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, determined the safe limits for a specific lifting or lowering task. The equation calculates the recommended weight limit (RWL) and the lifting index (LI).