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Bumps, grinds, take toll on bones, muscles, mind.
Int J Occup Health Saf 1976 Jan/Feb; 45(1):19-21
Two health-records studies sponsored by NIOSH are available. They report on the effects of whole body vibration on motor coach operators and on heavy equipment operators. The bus drivers are more susceptible to varicose veins, varicoceles, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, appendicitis, and inguinal hernias. The heavy equipment operators are more susceptible to heart disorders, obesity, and musculoskeletal system disorders. Both groups are less susceptible than the controls for some diseases, which is ascribed to attrition of the less fit. Laboratory and mobile investigations are continuing into the physiological and psychological effects of vibration.
NIOSH-Author; Construction-industry; Occupations; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Epidemiology; Physiological-effects; Health-surveys; Hazards;
Issue of Publication
The International Journal of Occupational Health and Safety
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division