Hand-arm-vibration - checkist for the risk assessment

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Hand-arm-vibration - checkist for the risk assessment

Hand-Arm-Vibrationen Checkliste zur Gefährdungsbeurteilung

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance - DGUV
Provider (Original)
Deutsche gesetzliche Unfallversicherung - DGUV

Description

Hand-arm vibration or HAV is a widespread hazard for employees in many industries and occupations. Hand-held power tools, hand-guided powered equipment or powered machines which process hand-held materials transmit vibration into the hands and arms of workers and may cause hand-arm vibration syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome. This checklists supports employers to assess and control the risk of hand-arm vibrations.

Diese DGUV-Information stellt eine Checkliste sowie eine Mustervorlage zur Verfügung, die die Vorgehensweise der Gefährdungsbeurteilung bei Einwirkung von Hand-Arm-Vibrationen erläutert und jeweils Beispiele angibt und auf weiterführende Fachinformationen hinweist.

 

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Hazards
Vibrations
Health effects
Other
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Supervisor
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2013