Whole-body vibration exposure of Malaysian taxi drivers

A. R. Ismail, and S. N A Abdullah, and A. A. Abdullah, and B. M. Deros, (2015) Whole-body vibration exposure of Malaysian taxi drivers. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 11. pp. 2786-2792. ISSN 2229-8649

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Abstract

During their whole working time, taxi drivers are usually seated. Additionally, long-term 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: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: whole-body vibration; Lower back pain; Musculoskeletal disorder; Vibration dose value
Faculty: Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 08:28
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 08:28
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/6088

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