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Measurement of hand-transmitted vibration exposures.

Authors
Maeda-S; Dong-RG
Source
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2004 Jun; :49-51
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20025592
Abstract
The magnitude of hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) and the exposure duration are the essential factors to be considered in the risk assessment of HTV exposure (ISO 5349-1, 2001). Technical guidance for the measurement of HTV can be found in ISO 5349-2 (2001). The requirements of the instrumentation are documented in ISO/DIS 8041 (2003). While the measurement of many powered hand tools (such as chipping hammers, rock drills, and jackhammers) remains a very challenging task, the exposure duration has been estimated mostly based on workers' claims. This paper outlines the major methods, instrumentation, practices, and pitfalls of the HTV exposure measurement.
Keywords
Vibration-exposure; Vibration-effects; Arm-injuries; Exposure-assessment; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Hand-injuries; Hand-tools
Publication Date
20040601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada
State
WV; NV
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