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Evaluation of Protective Gloves and Working Techniques for Reducing Hand-arm Vibration Exposure in the Workplace.
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PMID:  22516663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: Operation of handheld power tools results in exposure to hand-arm vibrations, which over time lead to numerous health complications. his studyThe objective of this study was to evaluate protective equipment and working techniques for the reduction of vibration exposure. Methods: Vibration transmissions were recorded during different work techniques: with one- and two-handed grip, while wearing protective gloves (standard, air and anti-vibration gloves) and while holding a foam-covered tool handle. The effect was examined by analyzing the reduction of transmitted vibrations at the wrist. The vibration transmission was recorded with a portable device using a triaxial accelerometer. Results: The results suggest large and significant reductions of vibration with appropriate safety equipment. Reductions of 85.6% were achieved when anti-vibration gloves were used. Conclusions: Our results indicated that transmitted vibrations were affected by several factors and could be measured and significantly reduced.
Matija Milosevic; Kristiina M Valter McConville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1348-9585     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616320     Medline TA:  J Occup Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada.
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