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Musculoskeletal disorders in dumper operators exposed to whole body vibration at Indian mines

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2010

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Mandal, B.B., and Srivastava, A.K., 2010, Musculoskeletal disorders in dumper operators exposed to whole body vibration at Indian mines: International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, v. 24, iss. 3, p. 233-243.

Summary

Dumper operators are exposed to whole body vibration (WBV) in the course of their work. The exposure to WBV in a coal mine in Central India was investigated through measurement of the magnitude of vibration and exposure time. The vibration magnitude along the dominant Z-axis ranged from 0.644 to 1.82 m/s2 in terms of root mean square acceleration. When evaluated in conjunction with their average daily exposure time of 5 h, all dumpers caused elevated health risk for their operators according to guidelines in ISO 2631-1:1997 WBV standard. Health risks were re-affirmed when vibration dose value (VDV) was applied as an additional tool for risk assessment. Forty dumper operators and 20 controls from the same mine were selected for detailed [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 1748-0930

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