Thomas W McDowell

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Assessment of hand-transmitted vibration exposure from motorized forks used for beach-cleaning operations
    Thomas W McDowell
    Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:43-53. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Laboratory and field measurements and evaluations of vibration at the handles of riveting hammers
    Thomas W McDowell
    NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:911-24. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Comparing three methods for evaluating impact wrench vibration emissions
    Thomas W McDowell
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:617-26. 2009
  4. doi request reprint An evaluation of impact wrench vibration emissions and test methods
    Thomas W McDowell
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, NIOSH Health Effects Lab, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:125-38. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Development of a new dynamometer for measuring grip strength applied on a cylindrical handle
    Bryan Wimer
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, MS L 2027, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 31:695-704. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Modeling the finger joint moments in a hand at the maximal isometric grip: the effects of friction
    John Z Wu
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health CDC, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 31:1214-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint A proposed theory on biodynamic frequency weighting for hand-transmitted vibration exposure
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
    Ind Health 50:412-24. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint A new approach to characterize grip force applied to a cylindrical handle
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, MS L 2027, WV 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 30:20-33. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the methods for deriving representative frequency response functions of the human whole-body system
    Ren G Dong
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering and Control Technology Branch, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Ind Health 48:596-605. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimation of vibration power absorption density in human fingers
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    J Biomech Eng 127:849-56. 2005

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Publications14

  1. doi request reprint Assessment of hand-transmitted vibration exposure from motorized forks used for beach-cleaning operations
    Thomas W McDowell
    Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:43-53. 2013
    ..Motorized vibrating manure forks were used in beach-cleaning operations following the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer of 2010...
  2. doi request reprint Laboratory and field measurements and evaluations of vibration at the handles of riveting hammers
    Thomas W McDowell
    NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:911-24. 2012
    ..5 m s(-2)) using any of the evaluated riveting hammers...
  3. doi request reprint Comparing three methods for evaluating impact wrench vibration emissions
    Thomas W McDowell
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:617-26. 2009
    ..Evaluators need to use appropriate numbers of tools and tool operators in their assessments; recommendations are provided...
  4. doi request reprint An evaluation of impact wrench vibration emissions and test methods
    Thomas W McDowell
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, NIOSH Health Effects Lab, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:125-38. 2008
    ..Therefore, in order to reduce vibration exposure, tools should be selected and adjusted so that they produce no more than the needed torque for the task at hand...
  5. ncbi request reprint Development of a new dynamometer for measuring grip strength applied on a cylindrical handle
    Bryan Wimer
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, MS L 2027, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 31:695-704. 2009
    ..Therefore, this study concluded that this new dynamometer is suitable for measuring grip strength with sufficient precision...
  6. doi request reprint Modeling the finger joint moments in a hand at the maximal isometric grip: the effects of friction
    John Z Wu
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health CDC, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 31:1214-8. 2009
    ..The proposed approach will be useful for simulating musculoskeletal loading in the hand for occupational activities, thereby optimizing tool-handle design...
  7. ncbi request reprint A proposed theory on biodynamic frequency weighting for hand-transmitted vibration exposure
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
    Ind Health 50:412-24. 2012
    ..As a result, preliminary finger biodynamic frequency weightings are proposed. The implications of the proposed theory and the preliminary biodynamic frequency weightings are also discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint A new approach to characterize grip force applied to a cylindrical handle
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, MS L 2027, WV 26505, USA
    Med Eng Phys 30:20-33. 2008
    ..More interestingly, each of the 160 sets of experimental data reasonably fit this study's proposed elliptical model. The implications of the findings are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the methods for deriving representative frequency response functions of the human whole-body system
    Ren G Dong
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering and Control Technology Branch, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Ind Health 48:596-605. 2010
    ..While more demanding than the response-based method, the property-based method is theoretically more reliable for deriving the representative response functions for each axis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimation of vibration power absorption density in human fingers
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    J Biomech Eng 127:849-56. 2005
    ..The average VPAD can be determined using the proposed experimental method. It can serve as an alternative tool to quantify the severity of the vibration exposure for studying vibration-induced finger disorders...
  11. ncbi request reprint Frequency weighting derived from power absorption of fingers-hand-arm system under z(h)-axis vibration
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, HELD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, MS L 2027, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Biomech 39:2311-24. 2006
    ..The finger VPA is a vibration measure between unweighted and ISO weighted accelerations. The palm VPA method may have some value for studying the disorders in the wrist-arm system...
  12. doi request reprint Vibration-reducing gloves: transmissibility at the palm of the hand in three orthogonal directions
    Thomas W McDowell
    a Health Effects Laboratory Division HELD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Ergonomics 56:1823-40. 2013
    ..This study found the gloves to be most effective at reducing vibrations along the forearm direction. These gloves did not effectively attenuate vibration along the handle axial direction. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Biodynamic response at the palm of the human hand subjected to a random vibration
    Ren G Dong
    Engineering and Control Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Ind Health 43:241-55. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the effects of surface stiffness on the contact interaction between a finger and a cylindrical handle using a three-dimensional hybrid model
    John Z Wu
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV, USA Electronic address
    Med Eng Phys 36:831-41. 2014
    ..Our results show that the maximal compressive stress and strain in the soft tissues of the fingers can be effectively reduced by reducing the stiffness of the covering material. ..