|Document ID (ISN)||109241|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ND 2292-212-08
||Wioland L., Schouller J.F., Rossi A.
||Road transport: how do drivers integrate the "surge" phenomenon?
||Transport sur route: comment les conducteurs intègrent-ils le phénomène de "ballant"? [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2008, No.212, p.5-17. Illus. 24 ref.
||http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/HST_ND%202292/$File/nd2292.pdf [in French]
||Transport of hazardous materials (THM) in liquid form is most frequently undertaken in tank trucks. The main risk of this transport mode is lateral overturning due to sideways oscillation movements of the liquid in the tank (transverse surge). Lengthwise liquid movements, producing a succession of horizontal jerks transmitted to the driver's cab (longitudinal surge), can lead to driver back disorders. This article describes a study undertaken at a French liquid chemical transport company to understand the way in which drivers view the surge phenomenon and its related dangers. One proposed action is to train drivers in surge anticipation and identification methods.
||inertia; drivers; tank trucks; risk factors; backache; overturning; road transport; seats
||dangerous substances; France; safety training in industry; safe working methods; centrifugal force
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system