Measurement of whole-body vibration exposure from garbage trucks.
International Conference on Whole-Body Vibration Injuries. Southampton, GBR, 1997/09/15.
Japanese garbage truck drivers are exposed to mechanical whole-body vibration during their work.
Some drivers have suffered from low back pain from this vibration.
However, there is no evidence of a relationship between the whole-body vibration from the garbage trucks and the low back pain or occupational disease, due to the lack of investigations.
A field study was conducted in order to characterize the health risks associated with garbage truck work.
Three different types of truck were tested at different loadings and on different road surfaces, with the vibrations measured at the driver/seat interface (x, y, and z-axes).
The vibrations were comparaed with the health risk guidance according to Annex B of ISO 2631 . The findings of this study indicated that Japanese garbage truck drivers should not operate trucks for 2.5 h in a day, under current working conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Méthode mesure, Vibration maladie, Santé, Corps entier, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Rachis lombaire, Conducteur engin, Camion, Exposition professionnelle, Position assise, Etude expérimentale, Etude sur terrain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Measurement method, Vibration disease, Health, Whole body, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia, Lumbar spine, Machine operator, Lorry, Occupational exposure, Seated position, Experimental study, Field study
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Code Inist : 002B24O14. Création : 19/02/1999.