When I began studying for safety certifications, this was the equation they warned me about. The NIOSH Lifting Equation.
For those unaware of the equation (and I’m a bit jealous of you), it goes like this:
LC (51) x HM x VM x DM x AM x FM x CM = RWL
If the links don’t appear, you can find the app by searching for “NLE Calc” on your applicable app site.
Confused by the variables and want a step-by-step description? Here’s a link to Ergo-Plus and they do a thorough job on simplifying the topic.
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