BWC/OSU Push/Pull Guidelines*
Use a force gauge to measure the maximum force (pushing or pulling) needed in the task. This is the measured force.
The maximum force is usually the starting force, but may be the uphill force for tasks on a slope.
Measuring push force
Measuring pull force
Record the height of the hands (where the worker's hands would normally be on the handle).
Enter the data in the fields below.
Click Submit. A window will open with the guideline results.
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