Table 2

Top 10 most common occupations (and their fraction of the exposure group) for the included women, by exposure to whole-body vibrations* and mechanical shocks

0 m/s2
n=1 070 816 (98.2 %)
0.1–0.2 m/s2
n=15 241 (1.4 %)
0.3–0.4 m/s2
n=2975 (0.3 %)
≥0.5 m/s2
n=2012 (0.2 %)
Mechanical shocks
n=1762 (0.2%)
Nursing assistants (8%)Police officers (29%)Bus drivers (34%)Truck drivers (51%)Forklift operators (53%)
Teachers (6%)Mail carriers (21%)Mail carriers (28%)Forklift operators (47%)Officers (27%)
Midwives (5%)Security guards (12%)Officers (15%)Heavy machine drivers (2%)Boat machinists (6%)
Retailers (5%)Veterinarians (9%)Train drivers (7%)Boat or bus attendants (3%)
Care assistants (4%)Car drivers (8%)Tram drivers (5%)Ship officers (3%)
Daycare teachers (4%)Train personnel (5%)Fire fighters (4%)Coast guard (3%)
Daycare workers (4%)Newspaper distributors (5%)Boat or bus attendants (2%)Deck hands (3%)
Office workers (3%)Taxi drivers (4%)Coast guard (2%)Heavy machine operators (3%)
Economy assistants (3%)Parking attendants (2%)Mineworkers (1%)Fishers (<1%)
Cleaning staff (3%)Train conductor (1%)Metro drivers (<1%)
  • *Occupations can be present in several categories due to changes in exposure over time.