Whole Body Vibration

The vibration experienced by a person whilst operating equipment or vehicles. The human body is most sensitive to vibration in 4 to 8Hz range, although vibration in the 0.5Hz to 80Hz range may cause discomfort or even permanent damage. The effect of whole body vibration may vary from a minor irritation to a major health risk depending on the exposure levels and duration.

Short term:
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness
  • Nausea

Long term:
  • Back injury
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Bowel disorders
  • Hearing loss

See also: Motion Sickness.

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Subjects: Noise & Vibration