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Document ID (ISN)109511
CIS number 09-677
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191- 221-6
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Workplace exposure to vibration in Europe: An expert review
Bibliographic information 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
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; European Union; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; vibration
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; public OSH institutions; Belgium; legal aspects; construction industry; Germany; Spain; Finland; France; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Exposure evaluation