ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)62163
CIS number 94-678
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Delbianco M., Olivetti G., De Donato S.R., Ricciotti M., Campana A.
Title Hand-arm vibration risk and cumulative trauma disorders in the shoe manufacturing industry - A case report
Original title Rischio da vibrazioni al sistema mano-braccio e cumulative trauma disorders nel settore calzaturiero - Descrizione di un caso clinico [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1993, Vol.84, No.4, p.306-310. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Report on the case of a woman working in a shoe factory who had been using vibrating tools for five years. Because of paraesthesia in her left hand, she underwent various diagnostic trials that revealed an initial carpal-tunnel syndrome of the left wrist and a homolateral epicondylitis. Measurement of the vibrations transmitted to the hand from the vibrating tool confirmed the probability of a high risk of exposure for the hand-arm system. Such adverse effects are also known as "cumulative trauma disorders". The importance of further studies aimed at estimating the type and degree of exposure to vibrations in shoe manufacturing workers is stressed.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; shoe industry; repetitive strain injury; vibration
Descriptors (secondary) case study; paraesthesia; epicondylitis; carpal-tunnel syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Hand and portable tools
Vibration