|Document ID (ISN)||100295|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
|Convention or series no.
||Low-vibration fork-lift trucks
||Pour des chariots ÚlÚvateurs moins vibrants [in French]|
||Sep. 2001, No.610, p.12-17. Illus.
||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.
||vibration; tyres; seats; industrial trucks; drivers cabs
||threshold limit values; legal aspects; European Communities; whole-body vibration; mathematical simulation; lumbar column; backache; research; standardization; test equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)