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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.013

ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF PHYSICAL FACTORS ON HUMAN HEALTH IN WORKING WITH CHAINSAW

E. Lumnitzer, A. G. Bodnarova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 89-96 pp

ABSTRACT
The article deals with the assessment of the effects of noise and vibration on health of employees in forestry. The introduction describes a statistical overview of ccupational diseases in Slovakia and forestry. Article also analysis the individual technological activities in the extraction and wood processing, analysis equipment in use and identifying critical points machinery and negative factors affecting the health of mployees at work. In the end of the article are presented results of experimental measurements of exposure to noise and vibration implemented in actual conditions of practice.

Keywords: noise, vibration, timber harvesting, health