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Whole-Body Vibration Exposure Of Malaysian Taxi Drivers

Ahmad Rasdan, Ismail and S. N. A., Abdullah and Abdul Adam, Abdullah and B. M., Deros (2015) Whole-Body Vibration Exposure Of Malaysian Taxi Drivers. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 11. pp. 2786-2792. ISSN 1985-9325(Print); 2180-1606 (Online)

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During their whole working time, taxi drivers are usually seated. Additionally, longterm exposure to whole-body vibration while driving may lead to diseases and adverse health conditions such as lower-back pain. The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between measurable whole-body vibration and lower-back pain. This study was conducted on two highways: Kuala Lumpur–Karak Highway and the North– South Highway. A tri-axial seat accelerometer was placed at the point of contact between the driver and the seat pad. The assessment of whole-body vibration measurement is according to ISO 2631-1. Excessive whole-body vibration has been evidenced as leading to lower-back pain. Taxi drivers are recommended to drive no more than the allowable exposure limit. In this study, the whole-body vibration does not exceed the allowable exposure limit. Therefore, the taxi drivers in this study do not have lower back pain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whole-body vibration; lower back pain; musculoskeletal disorder; vibration dose value.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 06:32
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