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Document ID (ISN)56659
CIS number 91-1684
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kihlberg S., Friberg M., Hagberg M., Hansson J.E., Jorulf L., Östergren C.E.
Title Vibration levels and health problems from work with nut runners
Original title Machines portatives d'assemblage - Intensité des vibrations induites - Problèmes de santé liés à leur utilisation [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 1991, No.142, Note No.1818-142-91, p.87-92. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract The most frequently used tools in a Swedish truck assembling factory are impact wrenches. In 1982, 23% of the workers were suffering from vibration-induced white finger (VWF) and 33% from numbness after 7-9yrs of exposure. New tools were introduced in the factory between 1984 and 1986. In 1987 almost all of the impact wrenches were changed to nut runners. Some screwdrivers, impulse wrenches and wrenches were also used. There was now no increase in the risk for VWF compared with the reference group, but a 16% prevalence of nocturnal tingling was still found, corresponding to a relative risk of 10 (Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio).
Descriptors (primary) power-driven hand tools; motor vehicle industry; Raynaud's phenomenon; vibration
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health engineering; Sweden
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Hand and portable tools