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Credits

The content of this etool was taken from a booklet entitled "Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling." This booklet was developed and co-published with the following partners:

Cal/OSHA Consultation Service
Research and Education Unit
Sacramento, California
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/reu

CNA Insurance Companies
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.cna.com

Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE)
A Product Council of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)
Charlotte, North Carolina
http://www.mhia.org/EASE

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

Writers and Editors

Zin Cheung, MS, CIE - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
Mario Feletto, MS, MPH - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
Jim Galante - EASE Council - Charlotte, NC
Tom Waters, PhD, CPE - NIOSH - Cincinnati, OH

Web Design and Graphics

Jitan Patel - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA

Photographers and Image Editors

Zin Cheung, MS, CIE - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
Rick Hight - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
Ken Jackson - Link One LLC - Sacramento, CA
Jitan Patel - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
Fran Wagner, MS, CIE - Link One LLC - Sacramento, CA

Editor

Faye Ong - CDE Press, California Department of Education - Sacramento, CA

Ergonomics Consultants

Suzanne H. Rodgers, PhD - Consultant in Ergonomics - Rochester, NY
Fran Wagner, MS, CIE - Link One LLC - Sacramento, CA

Editorial and Technical Reviewers

Dave C. Bare, CIH - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Sacramento, CA
David Brodie, MS, CPE - Atlas Ergonomics - Grand Haven, MI
Paul R. Burnett - Santa Clara Valley Water District - San Jose, CA
Fadi Fathallah, PhD - University of California - Davis, CA
Sean Gallagher, PhD, CPE - NIOSH - Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel J. Habes, MSE, CPE - NIOSH - Cincinnati, OH
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LL.M - NIOSH - Washington, DC
Ira Janowitz, PT, CPE - University of California - Berkeley, CA
Brian Roberts, C.S.P., CIE - CNA Insurance - Chicago, IL
Kristy Schultz, MS, CIE - State Compensation Insurance Fund - Sacramento, CA
Steve Smith, CIH - Division of Occupational Safety < Health - Sacramento, CA
Len Welsh, MS, JD - Division of Occupational Safety < Health - Sacramento, CA

Contributors

We thank the following people and organizations for their support and assistance in the development of this publication:

Denny Albrecht - BMH Equipment, Inc. - Sacramento, CA
Jim Borman - Signode Western Operations - Pittsburg, CA
Delia Deas - Tropicana - City of Industry, CA
Linda Donavon - Eagle Group - Clayton, DE
Ken Fletcher - Blue Diamond Growers - Sacramento, CA
Herman Jett - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service - Santa Fe Springs, CA
Mike Kelly - Calgene - Davis, CA
Ken King - SPC Industrial - Holly, MI
Rory Manley - General Pool and Spa - Rancho Cordova, CA
Etta Mason - Southern California Edison - Westminster, CA
Brad McCroskey - Triple A Containers - Cerritos, CA
Edward D. Page - Offi ce of State Publishing - Sacramento, CA
Iraj Pourmehraban - Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, VPP - Oakland, CA
Fred Sibley - Natural Stone - Sacramento, CA

We thank the following companies for contributing to the development of this publication:

Acco Material Handling Solutions - York, PA
Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. - Tefford, PA
Advance Lifts Inc. - St. Charles, IL
American Lifts - Greensburg, IN
Autoquip Corporation - Guthrie, OK
Best Diversifi ed Products, Inc. - Jonesboro, AR
Bishamon Industries Corporation - Ontario, CA
Bushman Equipment, Inc. - Butler, WI
Coffi ng Hoists - Charlotte, NC
Columbus McKinnon Corporation - Amherst, NY
Dalfuku America - Salt Lake City, UT
Dalmec, Inc. - Bloomingdale, IL
DC Velocity Magazine -Barrington, IL
Demag Cranes < Components Corporation - Solon, OH
Dematic Corp. - Grand Rapids, MI
Diamond Phoenix Corporation - Lewiston, ME
ECOA Industrial Products, Inc. - Hialeah, FL
Excel Storage Products - East Stroudsburg, PA
FKI Logistex Inc. - Saint Louis, MO
Gorbel Inc. - Fishers, NY
HK Systems - Milwaukee, WI
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. - Jonesboro, AR
Ingersoll-Rand Company - Annandale, NJ
Intellegrated, Inc. - Mason, OH
Interlake Material Handling, Inc. - Naperville, IL
Interroll Corporation - Wilmington, NC
J<L Wire Products, Inc. - St. Paul, MN
Kingway Material Handling - Acworth, GA
Konecranes America, Inc. - Houston, TX
Lockheed Martin - Owego, NY
Lodi Metal Tech, Inc. - Lodi, CA
Material Handling Management Magazine - Cleveland, OH
Mecalux USA, Inc. - Melrose Park, IL
MegaStar Systems - Marietta, OH
Modern Materials Handling Magazine - Waltham, MA
Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Co, Inc. - Nashville, TN
Pentalift Equipment Corporation - Buffalo, NY
Pfl ow Industries - Milwaukee, WI
Positech Corporation - Laurens, IA
Prest Rack, Inc. - Brookings, SD
Remstar International, Inc. - Westbrook, ME
Ridg-U-Rak, Inc. - North East, PA
Rite-Hite Corporation - Milwaukee, WI
S.I.T. Indeva, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Serco - Carrollton, TX
Southworth International Group, Inc. - Portland, ME
SpaceRak, Division of Tarpon - Marysville, MI
Spanco, Inc. - Morgantown, PA
Speedrack Products Group, Ltd. - Sparta, MI
Steel King Industries, Inc. - Stevens Point, WI
Torbeck Industries - Harrison, OH
Unarco Material Handling - Springfi eld, TN
Unex Manufacturing, Inc. - Jackson, NJ
Vertical Systems International, LLC - Walton, KY
West Bend Division of Bushman Equipment, Inc. - Butler, WI
Wildeck, Inc. - Waukesha, WI
Yale Lift-Tech - Muskegon, MI