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The NIOSH maximum recommended load weight to be lifted under ideal conditions is -
  • (A)  45 pounds
  • (B)  51 pounds
  • (C)  77 pounds
  • (D)  None of the above
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Correct answer is:
  • (B)  51 pounds
Explanation:
NIOSH has established 51 pounds as the weight of the load that nearly all healthy workers could perform in a specific set of task conditions over a substantial period of time (e.g. up to 8 hours) without an increased risk of developing lifting-related, lower back pain. Several factors, such as how high the object must be lifted, how far it must be carried, how frequently the task is performed, and whether twisting is involved, will lower the maximum weight to what is called the Recommended Weight Limit.
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