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Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: a literature review.
J Safety Res. 2004; 35(3):255-61.JS

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Operators of construction equipment perform various duties at work that expose them to a variety of risk factors that may lead to health problems. A few of the health hazards among operators of construction equipment are: (a) whole-body vibration, (b) awkward postural requirements (including static sitting), (c) dust, (d) noise, (e) temperature extremes, and (f) shift work. It has been suggested that operating engineers (OEs) are exposed to two important risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal disorders: whole-body vibration and non-neutral body postures.

METHOD

This review evaluates selected papers that have studied exposure to whole-body vibration and awkward posture among operators of mobile equipment. There have been only few studies that have specifically examined exposure of these risk factors among operators of construction equipment. Thus other studies from related industry and equipment were reviewed as applicable.

CONCLUSION

In order to better understand whole-body vibration and postural stress among OEs, it is recommended that future studies are needed in evaluating these risk factors among OEs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Spokane Research Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 315 E. Montgomery Ave., Spokane, WA 99207, USA. NFK8@CDC.GOVNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15288559

Citation

Kittusamy, N Kumar, and Bryan Buchholz. "Whole-body Vibration and Postural Stress Among Operators of Construction Equipment: a Literature Review." Journal of Safety Research, vol. 35, no. 3, 2004, pp. 255-61.
Kittusamy NK, Buchholz B. Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: a literature review. J Safety Res. 2004;35(3):255-61.
Kittusamy, N. K., & Buchholz, B. (2004). Whole-body vibration and postural stress among operators of construction equipment: a literature review. Journal of Safety Research, 35(3), 255-61.
Kittusamy NK, Buchholz B. Whole-body Vibration and Postural Stress Among Operators of Construction Equipment: a Literature Review. J Safety Res. 2004;35(3):255-61. PubMed PMID: 15288559.
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