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Document ID (ISN)109655
CIS number 09-670
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Monica L., Nataletti P., Vignali G.
Title Risk assessment of exposure to mechanical vibrations: Comparison between field measurements and use of databases
Original title Valutazione del rischio da esposizione a vibrazioni meccaniche: confronto tra misurazioni sul campo e uso di banche dati [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2008, Vol.4, No.2, p.55-80. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access http://prevenzioneoggi.ispesl.it/pdf%5Cric2008_02_3_en.pdf [in English]
http://prevenzioneoggi.ispesl.it/pdf%5Cric2008_02_3_it.pdf [in Italian]
Abstract Many studies have shown that the widespread use of various sources of vibration in the industrial, agricultural and forestry fields, such as vehicles, machinery and tools, constitutes a source of vibration disorders or the worsening of pre-existing symptoms. The objective of this study was to present a comparison between the two types of risk assessment methods currently admissible under Italian legislation, namely direct field measurements and the use of published data. The advantages and operational limitations involved in the use of databases were evaluated through the results of direct field measurements assessing the risk from vibrations in the plant of a mineral water and beverages company. Findings are discussed with reference to Italian legislation.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; vibration measurement; exposure evaluation; vibration; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; comparative study; computerized data bases; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Hand and portable tools
Vibration