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Document ID (ISN)107772
CIS number 08-447
ISBN(s) 2-7389-0958-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no. INRS ED 864
Title Drivers of mobile equipment - Fed up with vibrations
Original title Conducteurs d'engins mobiles - Vibrations, plein le dos [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Sep. 2001. 12p. Illus. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$File/ed864.pdf [in French]
Abstract Drivers and operators who work in a sitting posture are regularly exposed to vibrations, tremors and jolts transmitted to the whole body by the seat and the cab floor, resulting in backache and injuries to the spinal column and inter-vertebral disks. This booklet is aimed at helping employers and persons responsible for occupational safety and health to limit the exposure of drivers of mobile equipment to whole-body vibrations.
Descriptors (primary) France; whole-body vibration; drivers; earthmoving equipment; industrial trucks; limitation of exposure; trucks
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; legal aspects; workplace design; work posture; safety guides; selection of equipment; backache; health hazards; medical supervision; drivers seats
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Road transportation