Title

Modeling of Hand-arm Vibration

Abstract

The aerospace and automotive industries are facing a significant risk for cumulative trauma disorders from high-repetition, long-duration tasks. Additional risk factors such as shocks, vibrations and sustained uncomfortable postures oftentimes contribute to musculoskeletal, neurological injuries associated with the hand-arm system. The power tools used for the operation reduce the comfort and working efficiency of the operators, thus lowering their health and safety and the quality of operation. This paper investigates the fastening operation on the assembly line of a major aerospace company for quantifying hand-arm vibrations with the objective of developing a dynamic model of the hand-arm system. The model will be used to ascertain the effect of the various risk factors on the quality of the operation.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cumulative Trauma Disorders; Muscoskeletal System; Occupational Exposure

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), All rights reserved.

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