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Document ID (ISN)78246
CIS number 02-105
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1798-X
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Hand-arm vibration in foundries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. 30p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract This booklet aimed at managers, safety officers and safety representatives within the foundry industry gives guidance on how to reduce the risks of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Main topics covered: definition of HAVS; risks factors; cost for employers; exposure control; engineering and management controls: personal protection; system design and process control; good grinding practices; selection of grinding wheels; wheel hardness; training; work organization; health surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) vibration control; United Kingdom; training material; vibration disease; foundries; hand-arm vibration
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; grinding machines; abrasive wheels; training manuals; safety and health training; economic aspects; vibration protective gloves; risk factors; limitation of exposure
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations