The evaluation of whole-body vibration level in hand-held pneumatic tools (rock drill) by "pneurop cagi test code" method

Authors

  • Farhad Forouhar Majd Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hezar Jerib Ave., Isfahan, Iran
  • Parvin Nassiri Dept. of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Institute of Public Health Research, Enghelab Ave., Tehran, Iran

Keywords:

Codes (symbols), Drills, Hand tools, Lattice vibrations, Mining drills, Rock drills, Tools, Exposure limits, Test codes, Three directions, Vibration accelerations, Vibration levels

Abstract

Whole-body vibration values generated by rock drill used in stone mines in three directions of X, Y, and Z axes are demonstrated by PNEUROP CAGI TEST CODE method and a comparison of three vital indices for workers while working with equipment with the standard graphs is made. The whole-body accelerator is located on the ground where the operator is standing to measure and predict created vibrations as whole-body indices in a rock drill. The results show that the vibration acceleration in Z, X, and Y axes for exposure limit and fatigue experience a decrease. It is concluded that the operator of rock drill should work only for a period of 1.5 hr per day when receiving all band of frequencies from 1 to 80 H. The situation for fatigue decreased proficiency index is found to be different and more limited than exposure limit index.

Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Majd FF, Nassiri P. The evaluation of whole-body vibration level in hand-held pneumatic tools (rock drill) by "pneurop cagi test code" method. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.17];36(3):50-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2032

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada