The Revised ISO Standard 11228-1 on Manual Lifting, Lowering and Carrying: Special Focus on Extensions of the Revised NIOSH Lift Equation and a Strategy for Interpretation

  • Robert R. FoxEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 820)


This short paper summarizes a number of the revisions to the ISO 11228-1 standard on manual lifting, lowering and carrying related to the use and extensions of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE). The extensions allow the RNLE to be applied to more complex multiple lifting tasks that are commonly found in industry and warehousing. Also reviewed is a recommend approach to interpreting the calculated result (LI, CLI, SLI, VLI) of the RNLE and its extensions.


Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation Manual lifting tasks ISO standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair, US TAG to ISO TC159/SC3General Motors CompanyWarrenUSA

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