07/06/2005

Control of Vibration at Work

Hand-arm vibration syndrome is a serious and widespread occupational disease
affecting hundreds of thousands of people and is a major cause of occupational
ill health. The leaflets provide advice on practical actions employers can take
to control the risk, stressing the importance of simple, common sense measures
to reduce exposure.

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated the information on
the new legislation on its vibration homepage which contains links to guidance
that will help employers move towards compliance and inform employees, the
self-employed and safety representatives:


  • what hand-arm vibration (HAV) is;
  • the ill health it can cause;
  • what the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 require you to do;
  • simple things you can do to control the risk; and
  • where you can get further information.

The guidance includes:


  • Control the risks from hand-arm vibration
  • INDG242 Control back pain risks from whole-body vibration
  • INDG296 Hand-arm vibration - advice for employees
  • INDG404 Drive away bad backs - advice for mobile machine operators and drivers

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)