An investigation of the relationship between vibration-induced white finger and power absorption.
Dong-RG; McDowell-TW; Welcome-DE; Wu-JZ
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2004 Jun; :80-82
About 30 years ago, it was proposed that vibration energy/power absorption might be a significant etiologial factor in vibration-induced disorders (Lidstrom, 1973; 1977). It was also suggested that the energy dissipation in the hand would provide a better indication of vibration damage than would a measure of the vibration acceleration spectrum. Since then, the energy method has been used in many studies. However, some doubts on the energy method have been raised (Griffin, 1990). Our review (Dong et al., 2001) indicated that the validity of this method has been far from sufficiently established. The total energy method that has been used almost exclusively in the past has several fundamental deficiencies; and the method is thus questionable for studying vibration-induced white finger (VWF) (Dong et al., 2003). The specific aim on this study is to find whether the total vibration power absorption (VPA) has a stronger association measured on a power hand tool.
Etiology; Vibration-exposure; Vibration-effects; Arm-injuries; Hand-injuries; Hand-tools; Hand-protection; Epidemiology
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada