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Can we explain the exposure variability found in hand-arm vibrations when using angle grinders?: A round robin laboratory study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
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2010 (English)In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, ISSN 0340-0131, E-ISSN 1432-1246, Vol. 83, no 3, 283-290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: To quantify variance components of hand-arm vibration exposure from data collected in a laboratory study of four different angle grinders.

METHODS: Four different angle grinders were sent to seven laboratories for grinding tests by three operators at each laboratory. Vibration in both the throttle and support handles was measured. For one grinder, the experimental set-up was repeated and two measurements were collected for that specific grinder.

RESULTS: At least one-third of the estimated variability is attributable to the wheel and less than one-third to the operator. In repeated experiments, between-occasion, operator and wheel factors explained 4, 29 and 17% of the total variability, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: Since measured vibrations in the support and throttle handles are significantly differed, measurements should be taken at both locations. Factors influencing vibration variability include the presence/absence of an auto balance unit, wheel and operator, but other factors remain to be elucidated.

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2010. Vol. 83, no 3, 283-290 p.
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Hand-arm vibration, Angle grinder, Exposure variability
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30725DOI: 10.1007/s00420-009-0498-2ISI: 000274435000005PubMedID: 19967384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30725DiVA: diva2:286279
Available from: 2010-01-14 Created: 2010-01-14 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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