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Document ID (ISN)68725
CIS number 97-632
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSE Foundries Information Sheets 7-9
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Hazards associated with foundry processes: Rumbling - Noise hazards. Hand-arm vibration - The current picture. Hand-arm vibration - Symptoms and solutions
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Sep. 1996. 6p. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The first of these three data sheets describes noise levels associated with rumbling processes and provides guidance on noise reduction measures (elimination, engineering controls, reduction of exposure time, hearing protection). The other two data sheets describe the nature, incidence and cost of hand-arm vibration syndrome, and provide guidance on causes (finger or hand contact with vibrating tools or materials), and control measures (risk assessment, reduction of exposure time, health surveillance, tool selection and care, employee training).
Descriptors (primary) vibration control; United Kingdom; foundries; noise control; hand-arm vibration
Descriptors (secondary) power-driven hand tools; hearing protection; noise level; safety by design; acoustic enclosure; data sheet; safety guides; Raynaud's phenomenon
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Vibration