Rock-drill handle vibration: measurement and hazard assessment

  • S.E. Keith Inst. for Microstructural Sci., Nat. Res. Council, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
  • A.J. Brammer Inst. for Microstructural Sci., Nat. Res. Council, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Keywords: biomechanics, health hazards, mining, vibrations, hazard assessment, handle vibration, pneumatically-powered jack-leg rock drill, vibration frequencies, 8 to 8000 Hz

Abstract

The authors characterize the handle vibration of a pneumatically-powered jack-leg rock drill commonly used in Canadian mines, and record its vibration at frequencies above 1400 Hz. The potential health hazard posed by different vibration frequencies may then be explored, by reference to data from medical studies and other types of power tools
Published
1991-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Keith S, Brammer A. Rock-drill handle vibration: measurement and hazard assessment. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.19];19(4):49-0. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/665
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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