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July 23rd, 2018

The Bottom Line: Vacuum Lift Assists Help Prevent Low Back Disorders

A common question asked about material handling tasks is “How effective are mechanical or vacuum list assists at reducing low back disorders?” Certified ergonomist Blake McGowan shares the research findings on the impact of lift assists on reducing spinal loading in this month’s Bottom Line video.

Photo compliments of Cynergy Ergonomics

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References: Lu ML, Dufour JS, Weston EB, Marras WS. (2018). Effectiveness of a vacuum lifting system in reducing spinal load during airline baggage handling. Appl Ergon. 2018 Jul;70:247-252. 
Photo source: Cynergy Ergonomics

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