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Document ID (ISN)60292
CIS number 93-1013
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Notes scientifiques et techniques 87
Author(s) Danière P., Boulanger P., Donati P., Galmiche J.P.
Title Acoustic and vibrational environment of the driver station of fork-lift trucks
Original title L'environnement acoustique et vibratoire au poste de conduite des chariots élévateurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Sep. 1991. 171p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract A study of the noise emitted at the driver station of 81 fork-lift trucks showed the existence of a noise hazard for a high proportion of the drivers of fork-lifts with internal combustion engines. Measurements were made by the methods of fire standards or proposed standards. Comparison of the results with measurements of operator exposure enabled a critical evaluation of the methods. A new procedure for evaluating noise hazard is proposed. Measurements made on 67 models of fork-lift for factories or docks and 10 models for construction sites gave an overview of the vibration to which drivers are subject and to evaluate the suspensions of the seats in use. The vertical suspensions of the seats are frequently inadequate.
Descriptors (primary) noise; vibration; exposure evaluation; drivers seats; fork-lift trucks
Descriptors (secondary) antivibration mountings; description of technique; standardization; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation