Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders among Airport Baggage Screeners and Handlers

Developed by: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Description: A 4-page report describing how vacuum lift assists and automated baggage moving systems can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders among baggage handlers and screeners. It also has data from case studies that estimates how effective these tools are, barriers to implementing them, and a couple other considerations about their use. 

Keywords: airport, baggage, suitcase, screen, lift, carry, lift-assist, automation

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Reducing MSD risk in Baggage Screeners & Handlers - Hyperlink (4-page pdf)