A comparison of different postures for scaffold end-frame disassembly

  • Cutlip R
  • Hsiao H
  • Garcia R
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Abstract

Overexertion and fall injuries comprise the largest category of nonfatal injuries among scaffold workers. This study was conducted to identify the most favourable scaffold end-frame disassembly techniques and evaluate the associated slip potential by measuring whole-body isometric strength capability and required coefficient of friction (RCOF) to reduce the incidence of injury. Forty-six male construction workers were used to study seven typical postures associated with scaffold end-frame disassembly. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that the isometric forces (334.4-676.3 N) resulting from the seven postures were significantly different (p

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  • Isometric strength
  • Required coefficient of friction
  • Scaffold
  • Shear forces

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Authors

  • R. Cutlip

  • H. Hsiao

  • R. Garcia

  • E. Becker

  • B. Mayeux

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