Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock
Chair: Donald Peterson
Vice-Chair: R. Dong
Scope: Develop and maintain standards for shock and vibration and biodynamic environments with regard to criteria for health, safety, performance and comfort, and guidelines regarding the effects of occupational and non-occupational exposures on the human population (environments of primary interest are: vibration, rotational oscillations, shock and impact transmitted to the whole-body or parts thereof) including: terminology; characterization of biodynamic properties of humans with and without support and restraints; biodynamic models or analogues; descriptions of physical, behavioral and physiological effects of mechanical environments. Maintain communication and liaison with related ANSI WGs, relevant US regulatory agencies and relevant ISO standards groups.
Responsible for the following published standards:
- ASA/ANSI S2.70 – Guide for the Measurement and Evaluation of Human Exposure to Vibration Transmitted to the Hand
- ASA/ANSI S2.71 – Guide to the Evaluation of Human Exposure to Vibration in Buildings
- ASA/ANSI S2.72, Part 1 (ISO 2631-1) – Mechanical vibration and shock – Evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration – Part 1: General requirements
- ASA/ANSI S2.72, Part 4 (ISO 2631-4) – Mechanical vibration and shock – Evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration – Part 4: Guidelines for the evaluation of the effects of vibration and rotational motion on passenger and crew comfort in fixed-guide-way transport systems
- ASA/ANSI S2.73 (ISO 10819) – Mechanical vibration and shock – Hand-arm vibration – Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand
- ASA/ANSI S.74 – Guide for Measurement and Health and Comfort Evaluation of Human Exposure to Whole-Body Vibration
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