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Document ID (ISN)111526
CIS number 11-0253
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smets M.P.H., Eger T.R., Grenier S.G.
Title Whole-body vibration experienced by haulage truck operators in surface mining operations: A comparison of various analysis methods utilized in the prediction of health risks
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.41, No.6, p.763-770. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Whole body vibration (WBV) was measured on eight surface haulage trucks in three size classes (35, 100, 150 ton haul capacities). Vibration was measured at the seat/operator interface in accordance with the ISO 2631-1 standard during 1 h of normal operation. Highest acceleration readings were observed in the z-axis (vertical). Estimated equivalent daily exposure values in the range of 0.44-0.82 ms−2 were observed using the frequency-weighted r.m.s method and 8.7-16.4 ms−1.75 using the vibration dose value method. Assessment was carried out using ISO 2631-1 and 2631-5. Operators of surface haulage trucks are regularly exposed to WBV levels that exceed safety limits as dictated by the ISO 2631-1 standard. However, according to ISO 2631-5, the probability of an adverse health effect remains low. These findings confirm an apparent disagreement between the two analysis methods.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; trucks; exposure evaluation; mining industry
Descriptors (secondary) vibration acceleration; vibration measurement; comparative study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation