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the effects of repetition on the body

effects of repetitionSome jobs obviously are dependant upon the speed of some mechanised process such as product coming off the end of a conveyor. In these cases the effects of repetition become important to the manual handling task. It has been noted that the capacity reduction of the human body reduces with repetition. This is a pretty obvious statement as it can be readily seen that carrying one load a distance is a lot easier than carrying several load one after the other. The capacity reduction to be expected are:

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