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Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human

  Objective: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of the proposed consideration for hand-transmitted vibration measurement on the human. Method: To obtain the temporary threshold shift (TTS) in the fingertip vibrotactile perception threshold, the vibrotactile perception thresholds were measured before and after the subjects were exposed to hand-transmitted vibration from the hand-held tool. The vibration magnitude has been measured by using conventional vibration measurement on the tool and by using the proposed consideration vibration on the human simultaneously. Results: The proposed hand-transmitted vibration measurement on the subject was proportional with increasing TTS. In contrast the data from conventional vibration measurement on the tool shows a relatively constant vibration level while TTS increases within a subject group. Conclusion: The proposed measurement method of hand-transmitted vibration on the subject captures at least some of the effects of factors relating to the human interaction with the tool identified within Annex D of the ISO 5349-1 standard. The effectiveness of the proposed hand-transmitted vibration measurement consideration on the human for improved understanding of tool vibration exposure has been shown.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    29 January 2019

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.ergon.2019.01.002

  • Cross Ref:

    S0169814118304918

  • ISSN:

    0169-8141

  • Library of Congress:

    QP Physiology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    612 Human physiology

  • Funders:

    SFC Scottish Funding Council

Citation

Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019). Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 70, 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2019.01.002

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Keywords

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; Human Factors and Ergonomics

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