NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Relations between whole body vibration and morbidity patterns among heavy equipment operators.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-131, 1974 Jul; :1-79
For this morbidity survey among Northern California heavy construction machine operators, approximately 3,900 claims for medical services were collected from August 1971 to March 1973, and statistically analyzed. The study design and data handling are set out. It is concluded that there is no evidence of higher age- adjusted morbidity rates among men exposed to whole body vibration than in the control group. But there is evidence of a selection process in which exposed men leave jobs when they become afflicted with certain diseases, such as ischemic heart disease, musculoskeletal diseases and obesity of non-endocrine origin.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; Construction-industry; Heavy-machines; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Vibration-control; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Metabolic-disorders
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-131
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division