Understand and minimise the effects of vibration
Exposure to vibration could have a negative effect on the health of your employees. It could damage joints, muscles, circulation and sensory nerves.
This could lead to considerable pain, time off or even disability.
Use the links below to find information on how to assess the risks, calculate vibration levels in your workplace and precautions you can take.
If you cannot eliminate vibration, you need to encourage early reporting of symptoms by employees and alter processes and procedures to minimise exposure. For example
Where WBV is an issue in vehicles, you should
For operators who have to stand while operating vibrating machinery you should
You should use work methods that avoid vibration. Reducing the amount of time that employees use equipment is a simple way of limiting exposure. For example
You can find more information on precautions to reduce vibration in our publication, Health risks at work.
Go to our Health risks at work publication
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