<PublisherName>iJHSE, M.M Jonidi Jafari, Mahdi_Jonidi@yahoo.com</PublisherName>
<JournalTitle>Iranian Journal of Health, Safety and Environment</JournalTitle>
<ArticleTitle>Whole-Body Vibration Exposure Study in Intercity Mini-Bus Drivers-The Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders</ArticleTitle>
<Affiliation>Occupational Health Research Center, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, , Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.. vosoughi.sh@iums.ac.ir</Affiliation>
<FirstName>Ali Asghar</FirstName>
<Abstract>Exposure to Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is one of the most important risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which drivers are likely to report non-specific health complaints. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between whole body vibrations with musculoskeletal disorders among intercity mini-buses drivers. 80 intercity mini-bus drivers were participated in this study. The values of the frequency-weighted Root Mean Square (RMS), Vibration Dose Values (VDV) and Crest Factor (CF) was measured using the SVAN-958 and the SV39A/L accelerometer, in accordance with ISO 2631-1. ANOVA, Post-hoc analysis, and correlation tests were used to analyze the obtained data using SPSS 23. This study show that the overall equivalent acceleration A_eq (T) difference in various studied models of minibuses was significant (P</Abstract>
<Param>Upper Extremity, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Mini-Bus, Overall Equivalent Acceleration, Vibration Dose Value, Crest Factor</Param>

Iranian Journal of Health, Safety and Environment e-ISSN: :2345-5535 Iran university of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran