Human Body Vibration Exposure and its Measurement

G. Rasmussen
1983 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Experimental data collected over the years, for defining limits of vibration exposure to human beings, have resulted in a set of vibration criteria specified in ISO Standard 2631. In this article, instrumentation requirements for evaluation of the responses of humans to vibration according to these criteria are described, as well as some of the pitfalls to be avoided during these measurements. Exposure limits for vibration transmitted to the hands and arms of operators of vibrating tools have
more » ... rating tools have been suggested in Draft Standard ISO/DIS 5349. A special hand adaptor developed for the measurement of hand-arm vibration transmitted from the handle of such tools is described in the article, and measurement results obtained with it on a chip hammer are illustrated.
doi:10.1121/1.389513 fatcat:sq7ijhokjvgfzipmwwednerjsq