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Whole body vibration exposure of surface coal mining machine operators.

Authors
Remington-PJ; Andersen-DW; Redmond-GW; Bartholomae-RC
Source
SAE Technical Paper Series 1984-84-0479 1984 Jan; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
10004418
Abstract
Field measurements utilizing a seat pad accelerometer were made on 61 surface coal mining machines in order to quantify the vibration levels experienced by the operators. Those data were combined with information on the statistics of the operating times of those machines in order to compare the operator's vibration exposure to the criteria in iso 2631, "a guide for the evaluation of human exposure to whole body vibration." The comparison showed that about half of all surface coal mining machine operators can be expected to to be exposed to vibration exceeding the fatigue decreased proficiency criterion, whereas only 7% to 22% would be expected to experience vibration exceeding the exposure limit. Detailed exposure statistics are presented, and the implications of the results are discussed.
CODEN
STPSDN
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1984
Identifying No.
OP 35-85
ISSN
0148-7191
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
SAE Technical Paper Series
State
PA
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