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The NIOSH Lifting Index estimates the level of physical stress associated with a particular manual lifting task.
  • (A)  True
  • (B)  False
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Correct answer is:
  • (A)  True
Explanation:
The Lifting Index is calculated by dividing the weight of the load lifted by the Recommended Weight Limit. NIOSH has established the following guidelines:

- Lifting Index of 1.00 or less is acceptable.
- Lifting Index of greater than 1.00 up to 3.00 indicates a need for task and/or administrative changes.
- Lifting Index of greater than 3.00 is unacceptably hazardous, and engineering changes are required.

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