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Document ID (ISN)109792
CIS number 09-913
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernier Herrera F., Hernández Esguevillas V., Posadillo Marín P.
Title Exposure to vibration during agricultural work
Original title Exposición a vibraciones en trabajos agrícolas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, No.51, p.18-25. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the level of vibration to which agricultural workers are exposed when carrying out their assigned tasks. Measurements were carried out in 13 Spanish olive and fruit farms, in which 25 workplaces using various portable tools and agricultural vehicles were examined. It was found that the permissible whole-body vibration limits were never exceeded. However, more than half the values measured exceeded the permissible hand-arm vibration limits. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) vibration; agriculture; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) power-driven hand tools; threshold limit values; vibration measurement; orchards; hand-arm vibration; whole-body vibration; tractors; Spain
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation