How Many Indicators for Vibration Exposure are Needed?

Invited paper

Martin Van Den Berg

Chiaramonte Noise and Transport Consult

Monday 1 june, 2015, 16:20 - 16:40

0.4 Brussels (189)

From the overviews of studies on the effects on vibration it seems that almost every researcher uses its own method to assess the vibration exposure. This makes it very difficult to compare results or use the outcomes in different settings. As it does not seem that one indicator is clearly to be preferred over any other, some way to select a harmonised indicator is needed. When discussing the harmonisation of vibration indicators, a set of criteria is required to able to select from the likely candidates. The criteria for indicators depend not only on scientific validity, but also on how that indicator will be used in practice and applied in the legislation. In the paper the criteria will be discussed as well as how well present indicators meet the criteria. And is there a chance that one best indicator can be found?

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