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Erkki Wuolijoki (email)

Metsäkoneiden heilunnan ergonomiset haitat.

Wuolijoki E. (1976). Metsäkoneiden heilunnan ergonomiset haitat. Silva Fennica vol. 10 no. 2 article id 4936. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14781

English title: Ergonomic effects of jolting of forest machines


The paper deals mainly with the effects of jolting of forest tractors and processors on the health and working capacity of the driver. The literature surveyed presents especially the following points of interest: Jolting of the machine may hamper the focusing of the eyes and mastery of the controls. Long-term exposure to jolting may result in reduced sympathetic nervous activity at rest, and may impair an already existing back problem. Workers exposed to vibration, get more frequently gastric changes and changes in reproductive functions than usual. Jolting, as also the other negative physical factors of working environment, must be minimized as early as possible during the design of the machines.

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Original keywords
metsäkoneet; ergonomia; työkyky; terveydelliset vaikutukset; tärinä

English keywords
forest tractors; ergonomy; working capacity; occupational health; vibration

Published in 1976

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