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Old 14 October 2013, 11:08   #1
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Report into shock mitigation in boats

Find attached an interesting well written report into shock mitigation in boats by commander David Goldfinch of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard.
http://www.esf.com.au/documents/repo...h.2012.SES.pdf

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A lot to read again on this subject.

I have copied the conclusions they made if anyone just wants those

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Conclusions
The evidence gather from the study tour is compelling and demonstrates that not only is the effects of RS, WBV and MIF quantifiable, but more so has a measurable impact upon the health and safety of marine emergency responders. In summationexposure to RS, WBV and MIF without any form of mitigation will have the following impacts upon the human body:

Exposure to repeated shocks has the potential to lead to chronic and
acute injuries to the neck, spine, lower back and legs.

Exposure to whole body vibration has the potential to lead to

•chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and metabolic changes
•digestive problems
•reproductive organ damage
•impairment of vision, balance or both
•Exposure to motion induced fatigue will result in a measurable reduction in crew operational efficiency

The overseas experience shows a much more mature understanding of these effects and therefore a much more reasoned solution to the identified problems In comparison the level of knowledge In Victoria specifically and Australia in general is of a lower standard at organizational level, however there is a growing awareness amongst individuals that RS and WBV is something that needs to be addressed
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The evidence gathered in this report will go towards helping alleviate any gaps in knowledge on this subject and will provide a baseline from which further investigations and studies can be undertaken

It is the recommendation of this report that

•All vessels currently designated as emergency responses rescue
vessels are assessed for the suitability for the retrofitting of shock
mitigating seating/systems.
•All future rescue vessels are fitted with shock mitigating seating/systems as standard equipment
(with reference made to the “High Speed Craft Human Factors Engineering Design Guide” during the drafting of the tender document/research phase for a new vessel).
•That the installation of shock mitigating seating/systems is seen not as a standalone solution but as one part of a holistic approach
encompassing full cabin ergonomics for crew protection
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Would'nt be without my Ulmanns for sure....but if you read the ''POSSIBLE side effects'' of taking an Asprin...it'd give you a Headache!
Or for that matter.....leaving the House in the morning!
Mind you... Shares in Ulmann/Scott may be a Good Idea
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Summary of conclusions

Summary of conclusions

"Reproductive organ damage" - Can somebody please explain what we mean by this (is this a trapped goolie or something else?)
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"Reproductive organ damage" - Can somebody please explain what we mean by this (is this a trapped goolie or something else?)
it means u might not b able t put your mare in PUP
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"Reproductive organ damage" - Can somebody please explain what we mean by this (is this a trapped goolie or something else?)
Obviously assuming you've got some to worry about!
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