AIHce EXP Rebroadcast: The Snook & Ciriello Tables for Manual Material Handling Analysis

Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 - Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Member $49 | Nonmember $59 | Student $25

Overexertion injuries are the leading cause of non-fatal workplace injuries in the US. Overexertion is defined as excessive physical effort. In 1991, Snook and Ciriello published revised maximum acceptable weights for manual material handling activities. These Snook & Ciriello tables include weight limits for males and females, the capabilities of different percentages of the population, and other variables such as varying frequencies, horizontal & vertical hand positions, and travel distances. These weight limits are an essential inclusion in an ergonomics professional's toolbox.


  • Define the purpose of Snook & Ciriello Tables.
  • List which body parts are analyzed by these tables.
  • Identify the Snook & Ciriello Tables input variables.
  • Interpret the Snook & Ciriello scores and their implications.