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Document ID (ISN)106517
CIS number 07-699
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Foundries Information Sheet No.11
Health and Safety Executive
Title Hand-arm vibration in foundries: Furnace and ladle relining operations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Feb 2002. 2p. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In many foundries, furnace or ladle wrecking/relining is an area where workers may be exposed to significant hand-arm vibration. This information note presents possible approaches to reducing exposure, namely the use of the following: preformed linings or lining boards, push-out mechanism for removing spent linings, castables in preference to rammed linings, high quality materials for longer life, vibration-reduced chisels and rammers and management and environmental controls.
Descriptors (primary) vibration control; United Kingdom; foundries; ladles; melting furnaces; hand-arm vibration
Descriptors (secondary) vibrating tools; data sheet; chisels; rammers
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) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations