|Document ID (ISN)||109511|
|Convention or series no.
||Workplace exposure to vibration in Europe: An expert review
||European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2008. 126p. Illus. Approx. 100 ref. Price (excluding VAT): EUR 15.00
||http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/8108322_vibration_exposure [in English]
||One in three European workers is exposed to vibrations at work and for some sectors, such as construction, this proportion reaches at 63%. Although vibration is a long-standing and well-known risk, its importance has increased since the application of the vibration directive (2002/44/EC, see CIS 02-24), which came into force on 6th July 2005. Vibration measurement is complicated and risk assessment and reduction are not simple. This report brings together specialists from eight leading European institutes to produce an overview of the challenges facing the occupational safety and health community as regards management of occupational vibration risks. The situation in six EU Member States, namely Belgium, Germany, Spain, Finland, France and Poland is examined, and research projects underway in all Member States are summarized.
||plant health organization; European Union; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; vibration
||Poland; public OSH institutions; Belgium; legal aspects; construction industry; Germany; Spain; Finland; France; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||European Union|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational health services