Patent 6865581 Issued on March 8, 2005. Estimated Expiration Date: June 2, 2020. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A method of performing job analyses and delivering or providing access to the results of the job analyses by creating a list of job requirements and working conditions for each discrete task of a job, creating a physical demands analysis comprising a list of physical requirements of each discrete task of a job, and combining the lists into a job analysis database for determining whether a worker can perform a job.
Keyserling, W.M., T.J. Armstrong and L. Punnett “Ergonomic Job Analysis: A Structured Approach for Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Overexertion Injuries and Disorders”, Applied and Environmental Hygiene, vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 353-363, May 1991.*
Mital, A. “Analysis of Multiple Activity Manual Materials Handling Tasks using A Guide to Manual Handling”, Ergonomics, vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 246-257, Jan. 1999.*
St. Vincent, M., M. Lortie and D. Chicoine “Participatory Ergonomics Training in the Manufacturing Sector and Ergonomic Analysis Tools”, Relations Industrielles, vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 491-512, Summer 2001.*
Cohen, A.L. et al. “A Primer Based on Workplace Evaluations of Musculoskeletal Disorders”, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-117, pp. 16-30, Mar. 1997.*
Kroemer, K.H.E. Ergonomic Design of Material Handling Systems, Boca Raton:Lewis Publishers, pp. 53-74, 1997. ISBN 1-56670-224-0 T55.3.L5K76 1997.*
Fathallah, F.A., W.S. Marras and M. Parnianpour “The Role of Complex, Simultaneous Trunk Motions in the Risk of Occupation Related Low Back Disorders”, SPINE, vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 1035-1042, May 1998.*
MED_TOX Online, download of www.med-tox.com, archived between Dec. 5, 1998 and Apr. 29, 1999.*
Anderson, C. “Can Employees Physically Do the Job?”, Human Resources Professional, vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 3-5, Sep./Oct. 1994.*
Ockerman, J.J. and C. Thompson “Multimedia Instruction as a Tool for Teaching Ergonomic Analysis Skills”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, vol. 4, pp. 3850-3855, Oct. 22-25, 1995.*
Landau, K., B. Imhof-Gildein and S. Mucke “On the Analysis of Sector-Related and Gender-Related Stresses at the Workplace An Analysis of the AET Data Bank”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, vol. 17, pp. 175-186, Feb. 1996.*
Sharp, M.A., J.F. Patton and J.A. Vogel “A Data Base of Physically Demanding Tasks Performed by U.S. Army Soldiers”, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 40th Annual Meeting, pp. 673-677, 1996.*
Bienkowski, T.L. et al. “A Comprehensive Data Base for the Design of Manual Materials Handling”, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Mar. 19-21, 1986.*
Mital, A., A.S. Nicholson and M.M. Ayoub “A Guide to Manual Materials Handling”, London: Taylor & Francis, chapters 1 and 2, 1993. ISBN 0-85066-801-8.*
Montante, W.M. “An Ergonomic Approach to Task Analysis”, Professional Safety, vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 18-22, Feb. 1994.