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Exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock: A field study of quad bike use in agriculture

Milosavljevic, Stephan; McBride, David; Bagheri, Nasser; Vasiljev, Radivoj; Mani, Ramakrishnan; Carman, Allan B; Rehn, Borje


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV) and mechanical shock in rural workers who use quad bikes and to explore how personal, physical, and workplace characteristics influence exposure. Methods: A seat pad mounted triaxial accelerometer and data logger recorded full workday vibration and shock data from 130 New Zealand rural workers. Personal, physical, and workplace characteristics were gathered using a modified version of the Whole Body...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene
DOI: 10.1093/annhyg/meq087


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