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Document ID (ISN)109726
CIS number 09-683
Year 2009
Convention or series no. AIS20 (rev 1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Whole-body vibration in agriculture
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2009. 4p. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information sheet outlines the risk of developing back pain from whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure in agriculture and provides explanations on what can be done to reduce exposure to WBV. Topics addressed: definition of WBV; Control of Vibrations Regulations 2005; limitation of exposure (maintenance, speed limitations, replacement of seats and selection of equipment); monitoring and control; information and training.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; whole-body vibration; agriculture; backache; risk factors; agricultural equipment
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; drivers; data sheet; selection of equipment; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; drivers seats
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system