Definitions for "Work hardening"
The brittleness of a metal part due to stress from bending, hammering, or fatigue.
Increase in tensile strength of material resulting from cold working process.
increase in resistance to deformation (hardness) produced by cold working. No terms currently listed.
A technique that assists an injured employee to gradually readjust to the physical demands of a job. The injured employee practices job-related tasks using less weight, a shorter period of time, or slower pace than is required in the actual job.
Physical conditioning, work simulation and education to build strength and endurance and help an injured employee return to work.