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Bumps, grinds, take toll on bones, muscles, mind.

Authors
Wasserman-D
Source
Int J Occup Health Saf 1976 Jan/Feb; 45(1):19-21
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00056879
Abstract
Two health-records studies sponsored by NIOSH are available. They report on the effects of whole body vibration on motor coach operators and on heavy equipment operators. The bus drivers are more susceptible to varicose veins, varicoceles, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, appendicitis, and inguinal hernias. The heavy equipment operators are more susceptible to heart disorders, obesity, and musculoskeletal system disorders. Both groups are less susceptible than the controls for some diseases, which is ascribed to attrition of the less fit. Laboratory and mobile investigations are continuing into the physiological and psychological effects of vibration.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Construction-industry; Occupations; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Epidemiology; Physiological-effects; Health-surveys; Hazards;
CODEN
IOHSA5
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
Journal Article;
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0093-2205
Source Name
The International Journal of Occupational Health and Safety
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