Date of Award
Master of Science
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Dr. Ashraf M. Genaidy
Dr. Mary Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Hossein S. Mousavinezhad
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The objective of this study was to test whether or not muscular endurance of individuals engaged in industrial manual handling tasks can be improved through a short and intensive training program. This investigation also involved the study of the effect of muscular endurance training program on muscular strength.
The study revealed that, over a six-week period, the muscular endurance can be improved significantly. After sixteen sessions of training, the endurance time increased over 500% for manual materials handling tasks and over 1200% for upper extremity manual handling tasks. The endurance training program, however, did not increase both static and dynamic strength as much as muscular endurance.
Agrawal, Akhilesh, "An Ergonomic Training Program for Manual Handling Tasks" (1989). Master's Theses. 1117.