Effects of agricultural quad bike driving on postural control


Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2015, online

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Date of publication: August 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Driving a quad bike in a rural occupational setting is likely to expose the driver to various physical stimuli including whole-body vibration (WBV). These exposures may be linked to post-driving postural alterations which in turn could lead to an increased risk of spinal injury while undertaking manual material handling activities immediately following driving or falls while exiting from a vehicle. The findings will inform ergonomists about the potential risk involved in carrying out physically demanding occupational tasks following vehicle driving. This putative situation could be prevented by adopting behavioural strategies by drivers, and engineered interventions designed to reduce WBV exposure.

Length of publication: 1 page

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