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[Evaluation of health risk in machine operators exposed to whole body vibration].
Med Pr. 1996; 47(2):97-106.MP

Abstract

A total of 45 machine operators employed at the same power station were examined with special emphasis put on the musculoskeletal system. A group of 15 bulldozer operators, 19 engine operators and 11 tractor drives were exposed to the whole-body vibration with average vertical equivalent acceleration ranging from 0.2 mg-2 to 0.5 ms-2 r.m.s. The incidence of low back complaints over a period of 12 months was similar to that observed in the occupational study groups. However, back pains combined with other health disorders were most common in bulldozer operators (80%) while the lowest percentage (36%) of such cases was observed among tractor drivers. The analysis of lifetime exposure to the whole body vibration in both groups showed that bulldozer operators worked only 5 years longer, on average, but they spent twice as many hours at work as tractor drivers. The study indicates that individual lifetime exposure to the whole-body vibration may play an important part in the evaluation of health effects.

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Kliniki Chorób Zawodowych, Sosnowcu.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

pol

PubMed ID

8657008

Citation

Langauer-Lewowicka, H, et al. "[Evaluation of Health Risk in Machine Operators Exposed to Whole Body Vibration]." Medycyna Pracy, vol. 47, no. 2, 1996, pp. 97-106.
Langauer-Lewowicka H, Harazin B, Brzozowska I, et al. [Evaluation of health risk in machine operators exposed to whole body vibration]. Med Pr. 1996;47(2):97-106.
Langauer-Lewowicka, H., Harazin, B., Brzozowska, I., & Szłapa, P. (1996). [Evaluation of health risk in machine operators exposed to whole body vibration]. Medycyna Pracy, 47(2), 97-106.
Langauer-Lewowicka H, et al. [Evaluation of Health Risk in Machine Operators Exposed to Whole Body Vibration]. Med Pr. 1996;47(2):97-106. PubMed PMID: 8657008.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Evaluation of health risk in machine operators exposed to whole body vibration]. AU - Langauer-Lewowicka,H, AU - Harazin,B, AU - Brzozowska,I, AU - Szłapa,P, PY - 1996/1/1/pubmed PY - 1996/1/1/medline PY - 1996/1/1/entrez SP - 97 EP - 106 JF - Medycyna pracy JO - Med Pr VL - 47 IS - 2 N2 - A total of 45 machine operators employed at the same power station were examined with special emphasis put on the musculoskeletal system. A group of 15 bulldozer operators, 19 engine operators and 11 tractor drives were exposed to the whole-body vibration with average vertical equivalent acceleration ranging from 0.2 mg-2 to 0.5 ms-2 r.m.s. The incidence of low back complaints over a period of 12 months was similar to that observed in the occupational study groups. However, back pains combined with other health disorders were most common in bulldozer operators (80%) while the lowest percentage (36%) of such cases was observed among tractor drivers. The analysis of lifetime exposure to the whole body vibration in both groups showed that bulldozer operators worked only 5 years longer, on average, but they spent twice as many hours at work as tractor drivers. The study indicates that individual lifetime exposure to the whole-body vibration may play an important part in the evaluation of health effects. SN - 0465-5893 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8657008/[Evaluation_of_health_risk_in_machine_operators_exposed_to_whole_body_vibration]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -