Measurement of hand-transmitted vibration exposures.
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2004 Jun; :49-51
The magnitude of hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) and the exposure duration are the essential factors to be considered in the risk assessment of HTV exposure (ISO 5349-1, 2001). Technical guidance for the measurement of HTV can be found in ISO 5349-2 (2001). The requirements of the instrumentation are documented in ISO/DIS 8041 (2003). While the measurement of many powered hand tools (such as chipping hammers, rock drills, and jackhammers) remains a very challenging task, the exposure duration has been estimated mostly based on workers' claims. This paper outlines the major methods, instrumentation, practices, and pitfalls of the HTV exposure measurement.
Vibration-exposure; Vibration-effects; Arm-injuries; Exposure-assessment; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Hand-injuries; Hand-tools
10th International Conference on Hand-Arm-Vibration, June 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada