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Is it efffective to prevent HAVS by using tool vibration declaration values?

  This study reports the results of an investigation into A(8) based on tool vibration declaration values evaluation effects of hand-transmitted vibration on temporary threshold shifts of vibratory sensation on the finger. The hand-transmitted vibration was applied with an electric tool to the right hand of twelve male subjects with three different working postures. The threshold of 125 Hz vibratory sensation was measured at the tip of the right forefinger before and after vibration exposure. As a result, the TTS following vibration exposure did not have the same values after vibration exposure with three different working postures, even though the A(8) value was the same. The results suggest that the A(8) method based tool vibration declaration values of vibration evaluation in ISO 5349-1 is inappropriate for the prediction of the TTS after hand-transmitted vibration exposure with different working postures.

  • Date:

    22 August 2018

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620 Engineering and allied operations

  • Funders:

    SFC Scottish Funding Council


Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L., & McLaughlin, J. (2018). Is it efffective to prevent HAVS by using tool vibration declaration values?. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings. , (101-111)


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