Using pneumatic screwdrivers — elimination of risks arising from hand-arm vibration exposure

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Using pneumatic screwdrivers — elimination of risks arising from hand-arm vibration exposure

Using pneumatic screwdrivers — elimination of risks arising from hand-arm vibration exposure

Type of item
Case study
Country
Olaszország
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

The level of vibration generated by a pneumatic screwdriver depends on the power of the internal motor and on the clutch type. Traditional screwdrivers, using a mechanical slip clutch, produce high levels of vibration. Modern clutches that automatically and immediately stop the feeding air when the preset torque is reached, create four times less exposure. The aim was to decrease exposure below action values of Directive 2002/44/EC, by substitution of the pneumatic screwdrivers that produce higher levels of vibrations

The level of vibration generated by a pneumatic screwdriver depends on the power of the internal motor and on the clutch type. Traditional screwdrivers, using a mechanical slip clutch, produce high levels of vibration. Modern clutches that automatically and immediately stop the feeding air when the preset torque is reached, create four times less exposure. The aim was to decrease exposure below action values of Directive 2002/44/EC, by substitution of the pneumatic screwdrivers that produce higher levels of vibrations

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
FELDOLGOZÓIPAR
Hazards
Kényelmetlen testhelyzetek
Gyors ütemű munka
Forceful movements
Long hours
Repetitive movements/work
Vibrations
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Összes (nincs konkrét csoport)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Priority area
Megelőzés
Year
2011