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Document ID (ISN)108907
CIS number 08-1419
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Salmoni A.W., Cann A.P., Gillin E.K., Eger T.R.
Title Case studies in whole-body vibration assessment in the transportation industry - Challenges in the field
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.38, No.9-10, p.783-791. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) vibration measurement; reliability; whole-body vibration
Descriptors (secondary) vibration acceleration; case study; vibration transmission; comment on standard; sampling and analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration