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Document ID (ISN)100929
CIS number 02-1909
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Foundries Information Sheet No.12
Health and Safety Executive
Title A purchasing policy for vibration-reduced tools in foundries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb. 2002. 3p. 8 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information sheet guides the foundries industry in the selection and purchasing of fettling tools in order to minimize the risks of hand-arm vibration syndrome. Contents: employers' and suppliers' duties; criteria to make the right choice (vibration emission and length of exposure); considerations in tool selection; adequate maintenance; training and supervision for proper use of machines.
Descriptors (primary) vibration control; vibrating tools; foundries; selection of equipment; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; vibration disease; information of personnel; length of exposure; data sheet; hazard evaluation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Hand and portable tools