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Document ID (ISN)55342
CIS number 91-289
ISSN - Serial title 0787-0396 - Archives of Complex Environmental Studies
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Manninen O.
Title Further studies on changes in subjective stressfulness under various combinations of noise, vibration, temperature and work tasks
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, Vol.2, No.2, p.31-39. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Five different studies were carried out in an exposure chamber. Results indicated that subjects generally rated simultaneous noise and vibration more stressful than noise or vibration alone. Stressfulness was also generally experienced to be higher when the environmental temperature was higher than normal and when subjects were exposed to a simultaneous whole body vibration and noise. The results support earlier observations that limb blood flow and sweat rate decrease on exposure to low-frequency vibration at a temperature of 43░C. In general it appears that whole body vibration and also noise tend to confuse the operation of the cooling system of the human body during work in hot environments.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; noise; hot workplaces; stress evaluation; synergism; vibration
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; noise level; mental stress; work at high temperature; vibration frequency
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold