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Document ID (ISN)100295
CIS number 02-1418
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gauthier F.
Title Low-vibration fork-lift trucks
Original title Pour des chariots ÚlÚvateurs moins vibrants [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2001, No.610, p.12-17. Illus.
Abstract Drivers of power trucks are exposed to vibrations, which cause backache and inter-vertebral disk hernia. This article describes work undertaken by the mechanical prevention systems modelling laboratory of the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) aimed at reducing these vibrations. Test benches for testing cab suspensions, seats and tyres were designed and set up, and a numerical modelling calculation system was developed and applied for estimating vibration levels in the driver cab. Other topics covered: regulations concerning the compensation of chronic lumbar column diseases caused by vibrations, draft "vibrations" directive on the minimal safety and health requirements for the exposure of workers to physical agents (vibrations), according to which permissible values (8-hour average) would be 0.6m/s2 for whole-body vibration, with a threshold limit value of 1.15m/s2.
Descriptors (primary) vibration; tyres; seats; industrial trucks; drivers cabs
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; legal aspects; European Communities; whole-body vibration; mathematical simulation; lumbar column; backache; research; standardization; test equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Road transportation