Affiliations: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Note:  Corresponding author: Fereydoun Aghazadeh, Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
Abstract: Regression models were developed to predict the maximum acceptable
weight of lift (MAWL) for Indonesian population based on anthropometric and job
related variables. Job related variables including lifting frequency, lifting
height, and vertical distance of lift and 16 anthropometric variables were used
in this study. A comparison between the MAWL obtained from this study, NIOSH
RWL and the predicted MAWL of U.S. workers were conducted. RWL were much lower
than the MAWL for both Indonesian and U.S. workers. Also, the Indonesian
workers had higher MAWL compared to the U.S. population.
Keywords: Lifting load, anthropometry, Indonesian workers, job-related variables