Vibration at work - what are the risks?

Thursday, 27 September, 2012

Two fact sheets about the harmful effects of vibration coming from sources such as rough road surfaces, engine vibration and handheld power tools have been produced by Safe Work Australia.

The fact sheets, ‘Hand-Arm Vibration’ and ‘Whole Body Vibration’, provide information on the causes of vibration injuries, types of injuries and tips on how to reduce the risk.

Safe Work Australia is also examining the development of guidance material and the feasibility of a model code of practice on controlling the risks of vibration at work. A report on whether or not it would be beneficial for Australia to adopt the minimum health and safety requirements of the EU directive on vibration is also available.

For more information on Safe Work Australia visit the website.

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