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Document ID (ISN)111083
CIS number 10-0658
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bondéelle A., Brasseur G., Clergiot J., Larcher C., Ravallec C.
Title Equipment and backache - Stop harmful vibration
Original title Machines et mal de dos - Sus aux mauvaises vibrations [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, No.710, p.16-31. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access Machines_et_mal_de_dos.pdf [in French]
Abstract Whole-body vibration from the use of vehicles or earthmoving equipment are responsible for many health complaints affecting workers. This special feature reviews the health hazards caused by vibration as well as the means of addressing these hazards. Contents: recommendations of the "vibration" working group put together by the INRS; interview of the occupational physician of a food processing enterprise: presentation of a questionnaire for evaluating vibration hazards; selection of fork-lift trucks and working methods for limiting vibration exposure adopted by a manufacturer of biscuits and cereal products; damping of shocks due to speed breakers among drivers of an urban public transport authority; measuring the vibration in loaders used in the quarries of an important building industry group.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; drivers; backache; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) France; fork-lift trucks; earthmoving equipment; vibration measurement; vibration damping; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; quarrying industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system