The Effect of Vibration on Human Performance and Health: A Review of Recent Literature

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  1. Nakashima, A.M.
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Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A literature review on the effects of vibration on the occupational performance and health of workers has been done in the interest of understanding how Canadian Forces (CF) personnel are affected by exposure to vibration in military vehicles. Effects such as annoyance, discomfort, hearing loss and back pain have been identified. The International Standard (ISO 2631) for evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration gives guidelines for how vibration should be measured and assessed, but there has been some criticism regarding the validity of the evaluation procedures that are defined, and the ambiguity in the wording of the standard. In terms of vibration control, advances in the ergonomic and mechanical design of vehicles and new technologies such as active vibration control have been developed to reduce the amount of vibration exposure in vehicle operators. It is concluded that the state of knowledge of the vibration characteristics of vehicles that are currently being used by the CF must be brought up-to-date so that work can begin on improving working environments.

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2004-089 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 2004
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
CA025726
CANDIS No
523433
Format(s):
CD ROM

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