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Document ID (ISN)45556
CIS number 86-356
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1984:40
Author(s) Lundström R., Lindberg L.
Title Whole-body vibration in work in a standing position
Original title Helkroppsvibrationer vid arbete i stående ställning [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1984. 84p. Illus. Price:
Abstract About 100 places of work, including ships, aircraft, trains and printing houses were investigated as regards human exposure to whole-body vibration while standing. Vibration at frequencies of 0.2-100Hz was measured in 3 perpendicular directions under normal operating conditions. Third-octave bands and broad-banded frequency weighted acceleration levels were determined. Low vibration levels, in most cases below 100dBv, were generally found for all environments; in some cases levels were below the perception threshold for vibration. The highest vibration levels were found in the vertical direction but on ice-breakers dominant vibrations in the front-to-back direction could also be demonstrated. No limitations in working-hours should in general be recommended according to the guidelines given in relevant Swedish or ISO standards.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; transport industry; standing posture; whole-body vibration
Descriptors (secondary) work posture; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Work posture
Transport industry (in general)
Printing, photography and photocopying industry