THE 30-INCH VIEW® BLOG

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October 10th, 2019

The Bottom Line: Updates to the Exposure Levels for the NIOSH Lifting Index

To help practitioners determine if a lifting or lowering task in the workplace is acceptable, Bob Fox from General Motors and Jack Lu from NIOSH (and others), conducted an extensive review of high-quality epidemiological studies to better understand the relationship between the NIOSH LI results and low-back health outcomes. As a result, updates were made to the NIOSH Lifting Index. Certified ergonomist Blake McGowan explains them in this month’s Bottom Line video.