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Document ID (ISN)109241
CIS number 09-63
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2292-212-08
Author(s) Wioland L., Schouller J.F., Rossi A.
Title Road transport: how do drivers integrate the "surge" phenomenon?
Original title Transport sur route: comment les conducteurs intègrent-ils le phénomène de "ballant"? [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2008, No.212, p.5-17. Illus. 24 ref.
Internet access$File/nd2292.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) inertia; drivers; tank trucks; risk factors; backache; overturning; road transport; seats
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; France; safety training in industry; safe working methods; centrifugal force
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system