Dynamic and static lifting capacity and muscular strength of steelmill workers

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1982 Nov;43(11):853-7. doi: 10.1080/15298668291410684.


Dynamic and static strength measurements were compared respectively to maximal actual lifting and to a static lifting strength of 228 male steelmill workers. The strength tests were reasonably correlated with the lifting measurements. The dynamic strength test was the simplest, the least time consuming, revealing one to one ratio with the maximal actual lift and was not perceived as an exerting maneuver. Therefore, when matching between the job and a worker is desirable, it is suggested to use the dynamic strength test as a predictor for lifting capacity.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metallurgy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscles / physiology*
  • Occupational Medicine*