|Document ID (ISN)||110823|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Milosavljevic S., Bergman F., Rehn B., Carman A.B.
||All-terrain use in agriculture: Exposure to whole body vibration and mechanical shock
||July 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.530-535. Illus. 30 ref.
||Whole body vibration (WBV) and mechanical shock were measured in 12 New Zealand farmers during their daily use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). As per the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) guidelines for WBV exposure, frequencies between 0 and 100Hz were recorded via a seat-pad tri-axial accelerometer during 20min of ATV use. The farmers were also surveyed to estimate seasonal variation in daily ATV usage as well as 7-day and 12-month prevalence of spinal pain. Frequency-weighted vibration exposure and total riding time were calculated to determine the daily vibration dose value. Findings are discussed. The results demonstrate high levels of vibration exposure among New Zealand farmers. Practical recommendations to reduce their exposure to WBV are proposed.
||shock; whole-body vibration; tractors; agricultural equipment; agriculture
||New Zealand; backache; vibration measurement; exposure evaluation; vibration dosimetry; subjective assessment; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational exposure limits