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Predicting the hazards of whole-body vibration--considerations of a standard.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9583303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
M J Griffin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Industrial health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0019-8366     ISO Abbreviation:  Ind Health     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-01     Completed Date:  1998-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985065R     Medline TA:  Ind Health     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, England.
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MeSH Terms
International System of Units
Occupational Diseases / etiology*,  prevention & control
Reference Standards
Risk Factors
Vibration / adverse effects*

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