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Whole-body vibration exposure of workers during heavy equipment operation

Donald E Wasserman

Whole-body vibration exposure of workers during heavy equipment operation

by Donald E Wasserman

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Published by Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vibration -- Physiological effect

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    StatementDonald E. Wasserman, Thomas E. Doyle, William C. Asburry
    SeriesNIOSH technical report, DHEW publication ; no. (NIOSH) 78-153, DHEW publication -- no. (NIOSH) 78-153
    ContributionsDoyle, Thomas E , joint author, Asburry, William C , joint author, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 98 p. :
    Number of Pages98
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14909392M

      Introduction. Whole-body vibration is a significant ergonomic hazard associated with musculoskeletal discomfort and injury in the occupational environment (Bernard et al., ).It is estimated that > million US workers are exposed to whole-body vibration on a daily basis (Tak and Calvert, ) and 9 million Great Britain workers experience the exposure over a week (Palmer et Cited by: 1. Occupational and Environmental Life Sciences Working conditions, ergonomic, and whole-body vibration Prolonged and excessive whole body vibration (WBV) is considered a general physical stressor and has been associated with a variety of occupational health disorders, especially of the musculoskeletal system, the spine and lower back.

      The major impact of whole body vibration is the development of musculoskeletal disorders, most commonly lower back pain, although upper extremity disorders such aches and pains and weakness in the arm, shoulder, or the neck can occur as well. 2 Research has also shown that whole body vibration contributes to other negative health effects. Whole-body vibration exposure study in US railroad locomotives—an ergonomic risk assessment. American Industrial Hygiene Association Jour – Kittusamy, N., Buchholz, B., Whole body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: a literature review. Journal of Safety Resea –

    guidance to protect workers against the risks arising from exposure to vibration at work. In the Directive, WBV is defined as ‘‘the mechanical vibration that, when transmitted to the whole body, entails risks to the health and safety of workers, in particular lower-back.   Whole-body vibration is dangerous for workers, but OSHA has no standard on vibration limitation. Hear what safety managers can do to reduce worker risk. An employee sitting, standing or reclining on a vibrating machine or vehicle is susceptible to WBV, whole-body vibration. It can affect vision, the bones, joints and the gut.


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Whole-body vibration exposure of workers during heavy equipment operation by Donald E Wasserman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Whole-body vibration exposure of workers during heavy equipment operation. Cincinnati: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, (OCoLC) Material Type.

that may lead to health problems. A few of the health hazards among operators of construction equipment are: (a) whole-body vibration, (b) awkward postural requirements (including static sitting), (c) dust, (d) noise, (e) temperature extremes, and (f) shift Size: KB.

Ryan's research interests include exposure to airborne chemicals, health effects of environmental agents, and policy issues associated with industrial processes. His current research project focuses on ergonomics looking at whole-body vibration in driving and equipment operation by: 1 Introduction.

Exposures to WBV are evident in the industrial world, in particular for earth-moving equipment including off-road vehicles.

WBV comprises mechanical vibration or shock transmitted to the body as a whole (Griffin, ).When WBV is transmitted to the human body at the natural frequency of the body as a whole or of its individual parts a condition known as resonance will by: 7.

Whole-body vibration measurements were recorded for various types of heavy equipment used within the construction industry. The purpose of these measurements was to provide more information about the potential levels of whole-body vibration experienced by equipment operators in the construction industry, as well as to identify types of equipment warranting further by: Whole-body vibration exposure levels were measured during the operation of fifteen different types of mobile mining equipment commonly used in Ontario mines.

feasible and effective approaches for reducing exposure to whole body vibration among heavy equipment vehicle operators in mines. Specific Aim 1: To characterize workers’ peak and impulsive shock whole body vibration exposure during the operation of heavy equipment vehicles in the mine’s heavy equipment vehicles fleet.

In a. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a generic term used when vibrations (mechanical oscillations) of any frequency are transferred to the human are exposed to vibration through a contact surface that is in a mechanical vibrating state. Humans are generally exposed to many different forms of vibration in their daily lives.

Whole-body vibration in heavy equipment operators of a front-end loader: Role of task exposure and tire con fi guration with and without traction chains Ryan P. Blood, Patrik W. Rynell, Peter W. Level of Risk: There are a number of studies that report a relationship between whole body vibration and low back disorders.

Many factors can contribute to the development of low back pain in an occupational setting, including work-related risk factors, individual characteristics and psychosocial factors. Whole-body vibration is present in most work settings where vehicles are used. There are two major types of whole-body vibration that have human health concerns.

Whole-body vibration affects the entire body and is usually transmitted in a sitting or standing position from a vibrating seat or platform, either vertically or horizontally.

Introduction. Whole-body vibration is present in many industries and it has been recognized as an important health hazard for operators of industrial vehicles and professional drivers (Bovenzi, ; Langer et al., ).A range of vehicles are used extensively in large scale surface mining operations, exposing drivers regularly to whole-body vibration during their daily activities (Eger Cited by: Whole body vibration of heavy equipment operators.

Authors Engineering field studies were undertaken to quantify and describe the vibration exposure received by workers while they operated various types of heavy equipment vehicles under actual working conditions.

The instrumentation, the study methods, and the data collection and processing. Whole Body Vibration Exposure to Crane Operators Report 1.

Introduction Operators of heavy equipment are subject to lower back disorders, (LBD’s). These LBD’s have been linked to whole body vibration (WBV) exposure (Tokisol, ).

Are vibration levels the same for all equipment operators. At the company studied, there are 26Author: Montana Tech, Steven Campbell. Vibration Magnitude of Equipment Explain dangers Heavy equipment operators are exposed to vibration from bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, skid steers, excavators, and other machines (see chart below).

The three main sources of whole-body vibration (WBV) from heavy equipment are: 1. Low-frequency vibration caused by the tires and terrain 2.

Don’t Forget Posture Posture Matters Increased low-back injury risk when WBV exposure is combined with non-neutral working postures Port workers – cranes & lift trucks (Bovenzi et al., ) Farm workers – tractors (Wikstrom, ; Bovenzi & Betta, ) Construction – excavators, pavers etc.

(Kittusamy and Buchholz, ) Locomotive operators (Johanning et al., ). Whole-body vibration (WBV) is the vibration and shock felt when sitting or standing on a vehicle or machine, travelling over rough ground or along a track, or the vibration when working near powerful machinery such as a rock crusher.

Shocks can occur, for example, when driving over bumps or potholes. Whole-body vibration exposure levels were measured during the operation of fifteen different types of mobile mining equipment commonly used in Ontario mines.

A tri-axial seat pad accelerometer was used to measure vibration exposure when the mining veCited by: When a worker operates hand-held equipment such as a chain saw or jackhammer, vibration affects hands and arms.

Such an exposure is called hand-arm vibration exposure. When a worker sits or stands on a vibrating floor or seat, the vibration exposure affects almost the entire body and is called whole-body vibration exposure.

Vibration. Vibration is a risk factor for a number of conditions including injuries to the fingers and hands and back. Two types of vibration hazard can affect workers: hand-arm vibration and whole-body vibration.

Occupational exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV) originating from the operation of vehicles has long been acknowledged to be a significant risk for low back pain for vehicle drivers ().Operators of vehicles used in open-cast mining are exposed to significant WBV for relatively long periods (2–7).Studies have also indicated that the prevalence of self-reported musculoskeletal pain is Cited by: 8.

Whole Body Vibration Exposure (Dozer Operator) Skip navigation Apprenticeship is the lifeblood of heavy equipment operating engineers HAVPro Hand/Arm Whole Body Vibration Meter.

Operators of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) performing routine tasks in surface mines are highly vulnerable to whole body vibration (WBV) due to their continuous exposure to vibration.

In the present study seventeen types of machinery were considered for the evaluation of the operator’s exposure to : Jeripotula Sandeep Kumar, Mangalpady Aruna, Mandela Govinda Raj.