Directive 2002/44/EC on the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration) sets minimum protection requirements for workers when they are exposed, in the course of their work, to risks arising from vibration.
The non-binding guide is intended to help employers identify vibration hazards, assess risks from exposure to hand-arm and whole-body vibrations, determine controls to eliminate or reduce exposure, and put in place systems to prevent the development and progression of injury.
Part I is a guide to good practice on hand-arm vibration, and Part II is on whole-body vibration. Chapters are introduction, evaluation of risk, removing/avoiding or reducing exposure and health surveillance. There are annexes (responsibilities, information materials, tools on calculations, examples, health surveillance techniques, glossary, bibliography) and alphabetical indices for the document.
Published by: EU Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 118 pp.