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Document ID (ISN)101025
CIS number 03-402
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) de Ângelo da Cunha I.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Title Noise and vibration levels from chainsaws and their use in evaluating the occupational exposure of operators to vibrations
Original title Níveis de vibração e ruído gerados por motosserras et sua utilização na avaliação da exposição ocupacional do operador à vibração [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2001. 162p. Illus. 83 ref. Price: BRL 15.00.
Abstract The first part of this document reviews the effects of vibrations on the hand-arm system caused by the use of chainsaws, the main standards for evaluating vibrations, criteria that apply to the definition of noise and vibration level limits as well as applicable preventive measures. The second part is devoted to comparing noise and vibration data supplied by manufacturers with those determined during standardized testing and under real field conditions. Results indicate that data supplied by manufacturers are meaningful for comparing chainsaws, selecting appropriate protective equipment and controlling workers' exposure.
Descriptors (primary) hand-arm vibration; chain saws; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) Brazil; vibration disease; Raynaud's phenomenon; comparative analysis; limitation of exposure; noise and vibration measurement; length of exposure; thesis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools