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Exposure response relationships in hand-arm vibration.

Authors
Cherniack-M
Source
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U01-OH-007312, 2008 Jan; :1-18
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20038493
Abstract
The Hand-Arm Vibration International Consortium (HAVIC) is a collaboration of investigators from Europe and North America studying health effects from hand arm vibration (HAV). The consortium was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOSH) to perform multi-cohort prospective studies to examine human responses to HAV exposure from 2000-2006. There were two new North American cohorts (dental hygienists and dental hygiene students), two existing cohorts (Finnish forest workers, and Swedish truck cab assemblers), and a previously studied population (US shipyard workers). Study instruments included surveys, quantitative medical tests (segmental nerve conduction, cold challenge plethysmography, vibrometry), physical examination, and work simulation and data logging to assess exposure. Exposure assessment was based on working day data logging of vibration and contact force. Sensors and belt-mounted portable computers were developed especially for this project. New methods were developed for performing specialized nerve conduction in the field and for measuring exposure through data logging.
Keywords
Vibration; Vibration-exposure; Vibration-effects; Hand-tools; Hand-injuries; Sensory-disorders; Neuromuscular-system; Nervous-system-disorders; Nerve-function; Nerve-damage; Dentistry; Dental-health; Ultrasonics; Hygienists; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscular-disorders; Pneumatic-equipment; Pneumatic-tools; Exposure-assessment; Neurological-diseases; Dosimetry; Dose-response
Contact
Dr. Martin Cherniack, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-2017
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Email Address
cherniack@nso.uchc.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2011-107533
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U01-OH-007312
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Exposure Response Relationships in Hand-arm Vibration
State
CT
Performing Organization
University of Connecticut School of Medicine/Dentistry
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