GUIDE FOR THE EVALUATION OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION. 2ND EDITION

This international standard defines and gives numerical values for limits of exposure for vibrations transmitted from solid surfaces to the human body in the frequency range 1 to 80 hz. It may be applied, within the specified frequency range, to periodic vibrations and to random or non-periodic vibrations with a distributed frequency spectrum. Provisionally, it may also be applied to continuous shock-type excitation in so far as the energy in question is contained within the 1 to 80 hz band. These limits are given for use according to the three generally recognizable criteria of preserving comfort, working efficiency, and safety or health. These limits are specified in terms of of vibration frequency, acceleration magnitude, exposure time and the direction of vibration relative to the torso. This direction is defined according to the recognized anatomical axes of the human body. This international standard is applicable only to situations involving people in normal health. Amendment 1 to this international standard was circulated to the member bodies in February 1980. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Organization for Standardization

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  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NISO 2631-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM