Print Email Facebook Twitter Efficient assessment of exposure to manual lifting using company data Title Efficient assessment of exposure to manual lifting using company data Author van der Beek, A.J. Mathiassen, S.E. Burdorf, A. Publication year 2013 Abstract The objective of this study, based on an extensive dataset on manual materials handling during scaffolding, was to explore whether routinely collected company data can be used to estimate exposure to manual lifting.The number of manual lifts of scaffold parts while constructing/dismantling scaffolds was well predicted by the number of scaffolders in the team and the type of worksite, in combination with company data of either the number of scaffold parts or the scaffold volume. The proportion of explained variance in the number of lifts ranged from 77% to 92%, depending on the variables in the model. Data on scaffold parts and scaffold volume can easily be obtained from the company's administration, since this is its usual paperwork supporting logistics and customer invoicing, respectively.We conclude that company data can be a promising source of information for ergonomic practitioners and researchers, to support assessment of manual lifting in scaffolding. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. Subject OrganisationWH - Work & HealthBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingCompany dataExposure assessmentLifting To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:49b52572-8975-4081-a14d-f60f051d2c69 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.09.006 TNO identifier 469511 ISSN 0003-6870 Source Applied Ergonomics, 44 (3), 360-365 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.