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Document ID (ISN)112175
CIS number 11-0861
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TF 192
Author(s) Dupéry M., Fabin C., Le Corre E., Montchamp E., Montléon P.Y., Nicolazzo P., Petitfour R., Vilaine C., Wargon C.
Title Vibrations, power trucks and earthmoving equipment: epidemiological, ergonomical and metrological surveys
Original title Vibrations, chariots automoteurs et engins de chantier: enquêtes épidémiologique, ergonomique et métrologique [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2011, No.126, p.261-274. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access TF_192.pdf [in French]
Abstract An ergonomic observation and measurement survey of whole-body vibration exposure was carried out at six waste treatment facilities on six types of trucks (compactors, bulldozers, excavators, loaders, dump trucks and power trucks). In half of the cases, vibration emissions were above the values triggering preventive actions. Simultaneously, two questionnaire surveys was carried out, the first among employers and workers using construction site equipment, power trucks for materials handling or fork-lift trucks for the purpose of assessing their knowledge of vibration hazards, the other among workers on their state of health. These surveys confirm the widespread ignorance of vibration hazards.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; drivers; earthmoving equipment; state of health; safety consciousness; exposure evaluation; waste disposal
Descriptors (secondary) industrial trucks; fork-lift trucks; excavators; loaders; dumpers; vibration measurement; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal