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Predicting the hazards of whole-body vibration - Considerations of a standard

Predicting the hazards of whole-body vibration - Considerations of a standard
Predicting the hazards of whole-body vibration - Considerations of a standard

International Standard 2631 (1997) is concerned with the standardisation of the measurement, evaluation and assessment of whole-body vibration. With respect to health effects of whole-body vibration, the standard offers a combination of alternative methods so that different conclusions can be reached according to what is measured, how it is evaluated and how it is assessed. Various matters requiring consideration during a revision of the standard are suggested. The guidance for assessing the severity of whole- body vibration in ISO 2631 (1997) is compared with equivalent guidance for assessing hand-transmitted vibration in ISO 5349 (1986). It is suggested that when revising these standards some consideration should be given to the apparent contradictions suggesting that some exposures to whole-body vibration may be acceptable even though the same conditions would be considered unacceptable for hand-transmitted vibration.

Disease, Hand-transmitted vibration, Injury, Standards, Whole-body vibration
0019-8366
83-91
Griffin, Michael J.
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Griffin, Michael J.
24112494-9774-40cb-91b7-5b4afe3c41b8

Griffin, Michael J. (1998) Predicting the hazards of whole-body vibration - Considerations of a standard. Industrial Health, 36 (2), 83-91.

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Abstract

International Standard 2631 (1997) is concerned with the standardisation of the measurement, evaluation and assessment of whole-body vibration. With respect to health effects of whole-body vibration, the standard offers a combination of alternative methods so that different conclusions can be reached according to what is measured, how it is evaluated and how it is assessed. Various matters requiring consideration during a revision of the standard are suggested. The guidance for assessing the severity of whole- body vibration in ISO 2631 (1997) is compared with equivalent guidance for assessing hand-transmitted vibration in ISO 5349 (1986). It is suggested that when revising these standards some consideration should be given to the apparent contradictions suggesting that some exposures to whole-body vibration may be acceptable even though the same conditions would be considered unacceptable for hand-transmitted vibration.

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Published date: 1998
Keywords: Disease, Hand-transmitted vibration, Injury, Standards, Whole-body vibration
Organisations: University of Southampton

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Local EPrints ID: 406258
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/406258
ISSN: 0019-8366
PURE UUID: af02d5dc-bcc0-48cb-8f7d-c9b70e7d01f9
ORCID for Michael J. Griffin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0743-9502

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Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:56

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