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Evaluation of Human Exposure to Hand-Transmitted Vibration.

Authors
Hempstock-TI; O'Connor-DE
Source
NIOSH 1977 Apr:129-135
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074648
Abstract
Following a consideration of the problems involved in vibration measurement and its prediction of vibration induced white finger, several guidelines for safe exposure limits are evaluated, and weighted vibration level is discussed. Guidelines include Czechoslovakian, Russian and British proposals, which vary widely, and caution is urged in applying them. The most recent set of proposals from the International Standards Organization are summarized, with the notation that they should not be taken too literally due to the lack of good medical and epidemiological data. The draft of the British Standard is assessed as applied to chain saws, grinders and swaging, and pneumatic tools. Areas for further research are considered.
Keywords
Vibration-control; Vibration-disease; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Measurement-methods; Dead-finger; Control-measures; Standards; Dose-response; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19770401
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-170
Source Name
Proceedings of the International Occupational Hand-Arm Vibration Conference, NIOSH (Paper presented at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 28-31, 1975), Cincinnati, Ohio, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-170
State
OH;
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