Health and safety risk estimates of vibration and prevention of vibration@related pathologies

L.V. Prokopenko, A.G. Chebotarev, G.A. Lagutina

Most of machinery and mechanisms operating at mines present a source of high-level vibration. Drills, drilling rigs, loaders and LHD, scraper haulers, dump trucks, electric locomotives, shovels, dozers and some other machinery are sources of vibration, which level at job sites exceeds the applicable norms and standards. Implementation of sanitary and biomedical measures at mines significantly improves the statistics of vibrationrelated pathologies of the personnel exposed to vibration.

Key words: health and safety risk estimates of vibration, prevention, mines, hand-arm vibration syndrome, therapeutic and prevention measures

Mining Industry Journal №2 2014, p.86