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Document ID (ISN)28546
CIS number 78-87
ISSN - Serial title 0549-4974 - Japanese Journal of Ergonomics - Ningen Kogaku
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shibata T., Matsushita H., Takahashi Y.
Title Relation between lumbago and exposure to vibration during dock loading and unloading work.
Bibliographic information 15 Feb. 1977, Vol.13, No.1, p.1-6. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract About 80% of longshoremen over 30 years of age exposed to vibration during loading and unloading ships and more than 50% of those under 30 years suffered from lumbago. Vibration of forklift trucks, work posture and other environmental conditions are suggested as the main causative factors.
Descriptors (primary) dock work; lumbago; fork-lift trucks; whole-body vibration
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; occupational health survey; work posture
Document type -
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Water transportation