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An accurate method for measuring the exposure duration of hand-transmitted vibration.

Authors
Dong-RG; Bader-J; Welcome-D; Rakheja-S; Schopper-AW
Source
Proceedings of the 36th UK Group Conference on Human Response to Vibration, 12-14 September, 2001, Farnborough, England. LN Cox, CI Arrowsmith, SR Holmes, eds., Farnborough, England: Centre for Human Sciences, 2001 Sep; :416-424
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021293
Abstract
Daily vibration exposure duration of a worker is an essential factor that determines the vibration 'dose' input to a worker's hands for risk assessment of hand-arm vibration syndrome. Accurate measurement of pattern and duration of vibration exposure is essential for more reliable assessment of exposure on the basis of the dose-response relationships. The study describes the design and performance of a compact measurement system comprised of hand- or wrist- mounted accelerometers and a commercially available data logger. The proposed measurement system is assessed through a series of measurements performed in the laboratory and the field. Preliminary test results suggest that the proposed measurement can provide an effective measure of the vibration dosage, duration and pattern of vibration exposure. The experience gained from the study also provided important guidelines for developing a more reliable and convenient measurement device for applications involving field assessments of hand-transmitted vibration.
Keywords
Exposure-levels; Vibration-exposure; Laboratory-testing; Risk-analysis; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-monitors; Exposure-assessment; Workers; Dose-response
Publication Date
20010912
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Cox-LN; Arrowsmith-CI; Holmes-SR
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Proceedings of the 36th UK Group Conference on Human Response to Vibration, September 12-14, 2001, Farnborough, England
State
WV
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