RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRUCK RIDE QUALITY AND DRIVERS' HEALTH: METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

The authors have conducted a review of the state-of-knowledge about the health effects of long-term exposure to whole body shock and vibration; analyzed the problems of conducting definitive research into the relationship between long-term exposure to shock and vibration and the health of truck drivers; and has developed the requirements for a feasible, scientifically-sound epidemiological research program that can be implemented incrementally. The program contains seven phased and interrelated studies, six of which follow from an initial cross-sectional health survey conducted across the long-haul trucking industry. The initial survey will identify and describe the magnitude and nature of occupational health problems in the industry. Next, a retrospective case/comparison study will examine, analytically, the relationships between numerous personal, work history, and whole-body vibration factors and the occurrence or non-occurrence of disease. Other studies will examine the effects of whole-body vibration in different settings and populations. Each of these studies will provide information which will support the quantification of whole-body vibration (intensity and exposure) as it relates to particular disease development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  United States  06820

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • PEPLER, R D
    • Naughton Jr, T J
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ED-80-5 Final Rpt., HS-805 603
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02312
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM