Risks of Occupational Vibration Exposures
VIBRISKS

Publications

The following papers describing work carried out by VIBRISKS partners as part of the project have been published in, or submitted to, peer-reviewed journals:

Ahlstrand C, Ekman A, Elam M, Hagberg M (2007) The influence of applied pressure on the thermal perception thresholds in index finger. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Angotzi G, Bramanti L, Tavarini D, Gragnani M, Cassiodoro L, Moriconi L, Saccardi P, Pinto I, Stacchini N, Bovenzi M (2005) World at work: Marble quarrying in Tuscany. Occup. Environ. Med., 62, 417-421.
Bovenzi M, Welsh A J L, Griffin M J (2004) Acute effects of continuous and intermittent vibration on finger circulation. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health, 77, 255-263.
Bovenzi M, Della Vedova A, Negro C (2005) A follow up study of vibration induced white finger in compensation claimants. Occup. Environ. Med., 62, 237-242.
Bovenzi M, Rui F, Negro C, D'agostin F, Angotzi G, Pinto I, Stacchini N, Gatti S, Rondina I, Bramanti L, Festa G, Montinaro I, Bianchi S (2006) An epidemiological study of low back pain in professional drivers. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 514-539.
Bovenzi M, Welsh A J L, Della Vedova A, Griffin M J (2006) Acute effects of force and vibration on finger blood flow. Occup. Environ. Med., 63, 84-91.
Bovenzi M, Welsh A J L, Griffin M J (2007) Effect of prior exposure to hand-transmitted vibration on cold response of digital arteries. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health, 80, 281-289.
Bovenzi M, D'Agostin F, Rui F, Negro C (2007) A longitudinal study of finger systolic blood pressureand exposure to hand-transmitted vibration. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Burdorf A, Hulshof C (2006) Effects of exposure to whole-body vibration on low back pain and its consequences for sickness absence and associated work disability. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 480-491.
Burström L, Lundström R, Sjödin F, Lindmark A, Lindkvist M, Hagberg M, Nilsson T (2007) Acute effects of vibration on thermal perception threshold. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Gallais L, Griffin M J (2006) Low back problems among car drivers: a review of studies published 1975 to 2004. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 499-513.
Gerhardsson L, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T (2007) Hand symptoms among young adults in relation to vibrotactile and monofilament tests. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Griffin M J (2007) Negligent exposures to hand-transmitted vibration. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Griffin M J (2007) Measurement, evaluation, and assessment of peripheral neurological disorders caused by hand-transmitted vibration. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Hagberg M, Burström L, Ekman A, Vilhelmsson R (2006) The association between whole body vibration exposure and musculoskeletal disorders in the Swedish work force is confounded by lifting and posture. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 492-498.
Hagberg M, Burström L, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Volkmann R (2007) Finger systolic blood pressure among young adults in relation to gender and hand-transmitted vibration. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Hinz B, Blüthner R, Mezel G, Rützel S, Seidel H, Wölfel P (2006) Apparent mass of seated men - Determination with single-axis and multi-axis excitations at different magnitudes. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 704-724.
Hinz B, Seidel H, Hofmann J, Menzel G (2008) The significance of anthropometric parameters and postures of European drivers as data base for finite-element models to calculate spinal forces during whole-body vibration exposure. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 38, 816–843.
Lundström R, Nilsson T, Hagberg M, Burström L (2007) Grading of sensorineural disturbances according to the Stockholm workshop scale using self-reports - A proposal. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Negro C, Rui F, D'Agostin F, Bovenzi M (2007) Use of color charts for the diagnosis of finger whiteness. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Nilsson T, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R (2007) Thermal perception thresholds among young adults exposed to hand-transmitted vibration. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Noorloos D, Tersteeg L, Tiemessen I J H, Hulshof C T J, Frings-Dresen M H W (2007) Does Body Mass Index Increase the Risk of Low Back Pain in a Population Exposed to Whole Body Vibration? Submitted to Applied Ergonomics.
Pinto I, Stacchini N (2006) Uncertainty in the evaluation of occupational exposure to whole-body vibration. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298, 556-562.
Rui F, D'Agostin F, Negro C, Bovenzi M (2007) A longitudinal study of manipulative dexterity in vibration-exposed workers. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Seidel H, Pöpplau B M, Morlock M M, Püschel K, Huber G (2008) The size of lumbar vertebral endplate areas - prediction by anthropometric characteristics and significance for fatigue failure due to whole-body vibration. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 38, 844–855.
Seidel H, Hinz B, Hofmann J, Menzel G (2008) Intraspinal forces and health risk caused by whole-body vibration - predictions for European drivers and different field conditions. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 38, 856867.
Seah S A and Griffin M J (2007) Normal values for thermotactile and vibrotactile thresholds in males and females. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Tiemessen I J H, Hulshof, C T J , Frings-Dresen, M H W (2007) An overview of strategies to reduce whole-body vibration exposure on drivers: A systematic review. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 245-256.
Tiemessen I J H, Hulshof C T J, Frings-Dresen M H W (2007) Direct observational assessment of physical work demands in whole-body vibration measurements yields important information for preventive activities. Submitted to Journal of Sound and Vibration.
Wahlström J, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T (2007) Musculoskeletal symptoms and associations with exposure to hand-arm vibration and ergonomic stressors among young men. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.
Welsh A J L and Griffin M J (2007) Normal values for finger systolic blood pressures in males and females. Submitted to International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.

3rd International Conference on Whole-body Vibration Injuries

VIBRISKS partners INRS (France) in conjunction with UMUH (Sweden) organised the 3rd International conference on Whole Body Vibration Injuries in Nancy from 7 to 9 June. There were 57 papers presented to 150 participants from 14 different countries all around the world. A selection of 24 reviewed papers presented at the conference has been published in the Journal of Sound and Vibration, 298(3), 2006. The following 7 papers presented by VIBRISKS participants describe work carried out as part of the project:

Bovenzi M, Rui F, Negro C, D'agostin F, Angotzi G, Pinto I, Stacchini N, Gatti S, Rondina I, Bramanti L, Festa G, Montinaro I, Bianchi S. An epidemiological study of low back pain in professional drivers.
Hagberg M, Burström L, Ekman A, Vilhelmsson R. The association between whole body vibration exposure and musculoskeletal disorders in the Swedish work force is confounded by lifting and posture.
Hinz B, Blüthner R, Mezel G, Rützel S, Seidel H, Wölfel P Apparent mass of seated men - Determination with single-axis and multi-axis excitations at different magnitudes
Justinova L, Griffin M. Low back problems among car drivers: a review of studies published 1975 to 2004.
Pinto I, Stacchini N. Uncertainty in the evaluation of occupational exposure to whole-body vibration.
Burdorf A, Hulshof C. Effects of exposure to whole-body vibration on low back pain and its consequences for sickness absence and associated work disability.
Tiemesen I, Hulshof, C, Frings-Dresen M. Assessment of the physical work demands in a vibration exposed population by use of palmTRAC.

Diagnosis of Injuries Caused by Hand-transmitted Vibration - 2nd International Workshop

The 2nd International Workshop on Diagnosis of Injuries Caused by Hand-transmitted Vibration was held in Göteborg on 6th and 7th September 2006. The workshop was sponsored by VIBRISKS and organised by partner UMUH, with assistance from UoS and UTRS. The papers presented at the workshop have also been submitted for publication in a special issue of International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. There were 22 papers presented at the meeting, 15 of which were presented by VIBRISKS participants and described work carried out as part of the project:

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Bovenzi, M, Griffin, M, Hagberg, M (2006) Diagnosis of Injuries Caused by Hand-transmitted Vibration - 2nd International Workshop, Report no. 114, Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Göteborg.
Ahlstrand C, Ekman A, Elam M, Hagberg M. The influence of applied pressure on the thermal perception thresholds in index finger.
Bovenzi M, D'Agostin F, Rui F, Negro C. A longitudinal study of finger systolic blood pressure and exposure to hand-transmitted vibration.
Burström L, Lundström R, Sjödin F, Lindmark A, Lindkvist M, Hagberg M, Nilsson T. Acute effects of vibration on thermal perception threshold.
Gerhardsson L, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T. Hand symptoms among young adults in relation to vibrotactile and monofilament tests.
Griffin M J. Negligent exposures to hand-transmitted vibration.
Griffin M J. Measurement, evaluation, and assessment of peripheral neurological disorders caused by hand-transmitted vibration.
Hagberg M, Burström L, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Volkmann R. Finger systolic blood pressure among young adults in relation to gender and hand-transmitted vibration.
Lundström R, Nilsson T, Hagberg M, Burström L. Grading of sensorineural disturbances according to the Stockholm workshop scale using self-reports - A proposal.
Negro C, Rui F, D'Agostin F, Bovenzi M. Use of color charts for the diagnosis of finger whiteness.
Nilsson T, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R. Thermal perception thresholds among young adults exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.
Rui F, D'Agostin F, Negro C, Bovenzi M. A longitudinal study of manipulative dexterity in vibration-exposed workers.
Seah S A and Griffin M J. Normal values for thermotactile and vibrotactile thresholds in males and females.
Wahlström J, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T. Musculoskeletal symptoms and associations with exposure to hand-arm vibration and ergonomic stressors among young men.
Welsh A J L and Griffin M J. Normal values for finger systolic blood pressures in males and females.

Other conference presentations

Presentations describing work carried out as part of the VIBRISKS project have also been made by partners at other international conferences:

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Bovenzi M, Vedova A D, Negro C (2004) A Follow up study of vibration-induced white finger in compensation claimants. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Hand-arm Vibration, Las Vegas, USA.
Bovenzi M, Rui F, D'Agostin F, Negro C (2006) I compiti del Medico Competente alla luce della Direttiva Europea 2002/44/CE sulle vibrazioni meccaniche e del Decreto applicativo 187/2005 [The role of occupational health physician in the implementation of the European and Italian regulations on mechanical vibration at work]. In proceedings of the 69th National Congress of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine, Montesilvano (PE) 23-25 October 2006, Italy, pp 241-244.
Bovenzi M (2006) Esposizione a vibrazioni trasmesse al corpo intero: il progetto europeo VIBRISKS [Occupational exposure to whole-body vibration: the European VIBRISKS project] In proceedings of the national Conference dBA 2006, Modena 12-13 October 2006, Italy, vol. 1, pp 149-180.
Gallais L, (2006) Exposure of taxi drivers to whole-body vibration. 41st UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Qinetic, Farnborough.
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Griffin M J, Lewis C H, Bovenzi M, Lemerle P, Lundström R (2004) Risks of Occupational Exposures to Hand-transmitted Vibration: VIBRISKS. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Hand-arm Vibration, Las Vegas, USA.
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Justinova L (2004) Back problems among car drivers: a summary of studies during the last 30 years. 39th UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Ludlow.
Justinova L (2005) Risk factors associated with low back pain among taxi drivers. 40th UK Conference on Human Response to Vibration, Health and Safety Executive, Liverpool.
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Tiemessen I J H, Hulshof C T J, Frings-Dresen M H W (2006) Low back pain due to whole-body vibration in professional drivers. Paper presented at the 28th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Milan June 11-16.
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Tiemessen I J H, Hulshof C T J, Frings-Dresen M H W (2006) Assessment of vibration and other physical work demands at the work site: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the IEA 2006 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, Maastricht July 10-14.