|Document ID (ISN)||108907|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Salmoni A.W., Cann A.P., Gillin E.K., Eger T.R.
||Case studies in whole-body vibration assessment in the transportation industry - Challenges in the field
||Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.38, No.9-10, p.783-791. 27 ref.
||There are many industries for which exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV) is hazardous to employee health. As a result, many companies have become interested in measuring vibration levels associated with the operation of equipment. However, field measurements of WBV can be challenging. This article presents three case studies in transportation to highlight difficulties experienced when assessing whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure within industrial settings. Across the three cases and various vehicles, the z-axis was always dominant with acceleration values collected at the seat-operator interface ranging from 0.10-1.08 m/s2. Some of the main challenges discussed include the use and interpretation of safety standards, time and event sampling, effective access to equipment and operators and lack of control when testing.
||vibration measurement; reliability; whole-body vibration
||vibration acceleration; case study; vibration transmission; comment on standard; sampling and analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)