Occupational Exposure to Vibration—Hazards, Evaluation and Control

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 29-35
By

    Nishith Ghosh

  1. Garima Singh

  2. G.L.N. Padmavathi

  3. Aparna R. Sawatkar

  4. M.D. Patel

  1. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  2. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  3. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  4. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  5. Industrial Hygiene and Safety Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Abstract

Mechanical vibration is known to cause occupational health hazards. Exposure to vibration has potential to cause musculoskeletal disorders. Chronic exposure to hand-transmitted vibration causes occupational disease like vibration induced white finger (VWF). This article describes the harmful health effects caused due to exposure to hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) and whole-body vibration (WBV) and the control measures to minimize the exposure. Specifically, focus is kept on the evaluation of vibration exposure to personnel and occupational exposure limits. To this aim, two case studies are also described for exposure assessment of HTV and WBV.

Keywords: Vibration exposure, hand-transmitted-vibration, whole-body vibration

[This article belongs to Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering(joise)]

How to cite this article: Nishith Ghosh, Garima Singh, G.L.N. Padmavathi, Aparna R. Sawatkar, M.D. Patel Occupational Exposure to Vibration—Hazards, Evaluation and Control joise 2021; 8:29-35
How to cite this URL: Nishith Ghosh, Garima Singh, G.L.N. Padmavathi, Aparna R. Sawatkar, M.D. Patel Occupational Exposure to Vibration—Hazards, Evaluation and Control joise 2021 {cited 2021 Aug 30};8:29-35. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/joise/article=2021/view=90516

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 2
Received August 20, 2021
Accepted August 25, 2021
Published August 30, 2021