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Document ID (ISN)50461
CIS number 88-1692
ISSN - Serial title 0511-084X - Wakayama Medical Reports
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miyashita K., Kasamatsu T., Iwata H.
Title Occupational and socio-environmental effects on the vibration syndrome
Bibliographic information Oct. 1987, Vol.29, No.3/4, p.69-75. 10 ref.
Abstract The occupational history of 403 chain-saw workers in the private forestry sector was recorded at yearly examinations for 10 years. Subjects were divided into 2 groups. Group I consisted of 182 chain-saw workers who remained healthy or were in a very early stage of vibration disease. Group II consisted of 221 retired chain-saw workers who were in an advanced stage of vibration disease and who needed medical treatment. The factors which adversely influenced the stage of vibration disease were: beginning to operate chain saws earlier in one's career; beginning to operate chain saws at a more advanced age; more operating hours per day and more total working hours in the forest per day; going to the forest by motorbike or staying at a hut in the deep mountains in winter; drinking more than 540mL of "sake" or more than 3 bottles of beer per day.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of exposure; forestry and logging; social aspects; hazard evaluation; vibration disease
Descriptors (secondary) survey; Japan
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging
Risk evaluation