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Document ID (ISN)100518
CIS number 02-1897
ISSN - Serial title 1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jang J.Y., Kim S., Park S.K., Roh J., Lee T.Y., Youn J.T.
Title Quantitative exposure assessment for shipyard workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration from a variety of vibration tools
Bibliographic information May-June 2002, Vol.63, No.3, p.305-310. 20 ref.
Abstract The relationship between lifetime exposure to vibration from using vibrating tools and the hand-arm vibration syndrome was studied in 344 shipyard workers and 53 unexposed workers. Vibration levels and actual exposure times for the vibratory tools were measured. Participants responded to questionnaires on personal, occupational and health factors. A lifetime vibration dose was calculated for each worker using job categories, usage pattern of vibratory tools, and the measured vibration acceleration magnitude. Each worker was asked about vascular and neurological symptoms, and symptoms were classified according to the Stockholm scale. The prevalence of vascular and sensorineural symptoms for workers exposed to vibration was 22.7 and 78.2% respectively, compared to 0 and 34.0% for controls. The lifetime vibration dose also showed a significant association with both vascular and sensorineural symptoms.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; hand-arm vibration; long-term exposure; hand tools; upper extremities; shipyards
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; Korea, Republic of; symptoms; vascular diseases; sensory aptitude; upper extremity disorders; questionnaire survey; case-control study; neurological effects; frequency rates; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Hand and portable tools