Vibration Exposure in Forwarder Work: Effects of Work Element and Grapple Type
作者: Carola HäggströmMikael ÖhmanLage BurströmTomas NordfjellOla Lindroos
刊名: Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 2016, Vol.37 (1)
来源数据库: Hrcak Journal
英文摘要: Exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) is a major concern in mechanized forestry work because its adverse effects may become exacerbated by repetitive hand and arm movements, and nonneutral body postures. Moreover, shock-type vibrations have recently been suggested as a possible agent behind pains in the neck and shoulders of forest machine operators. Shocks have been identified in forwarders during loading, but the effects of crane work in forwarders have, to the best of our knowledge, not been studied. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess contributions of crane work elements, and potential effects of the use of three grapple and brake-link combinations, to vibration exposure levels in a small forwarder. Repeated measurements of cabin WBV were acquired, and work elements timed, as a...
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