La terapia occupazionale nel danno lavorativo indotto da vibrazione meccanica

Translated title of the contribution: Occupational therapy for work-related damage induced by mechanical vibration

Calogero Foti, E. Ciocchetti, E. Antignani, M. Pitruzzella, A. Laurini

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Vibrations are defined as repeated oscillatory movements of a body; they can be transmitted by contact to humans. From the point of view of physics, vibrations can be differentiated on the basis of frequency, wavelength, amplitude of the oscillation, velocity and acceleration. As far as concerns occupational hazards, two risk factors have been identified: the first involves low frequency vibrations (vehicle drivers), while the second involves high frequency vibrations (manual percussion tools). The transmission of vibration energy can be localized or generalized. Tertiary prevention of exposure to vibrations is based on the use of anti-vibration gloves (for vibrations of the hand and arm) and on anti-vibration shoes (for vibrations of the whole body). The damage caused by vibrations is due to reduced blood circulation and mechanical stimulation in the joints exposed.

Translated title of the contributionOccupational therapy for work-related damage induced by mechanical vibration
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number4 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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