Deckhand Stability Results
Larger movement areas indicate instability, which can lead to loss of balance and falls.
Movement areas were 2 x less during pot handling using the triangle and high 24” bar, showing increased stability.
Bending torso more than 20° or raising arms more than 60° can increase stress loads on the body and risks for injuries.
The high and triangle bar had the least torso bending and raised arms. The other bar conditions resulted in greater than 20° torso bending, increasing back injury risk. No bang bar resulted in arm movements greater than 60° increasing shoulder injury risk.