CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 EVALUATION OF RISK
2.1 The basics of risk assessment
2.2 Determining exposure duration
2.3 Determining vibration magnitude[H3]
2.3.1 Use of manufacturer’s emission data
2.3.2 Use of other data sources
2.3.3 Measurement of vibration magnitude
2.4 Calculating daily vibration exposures
2.4.1 A(8) and VDV daily exposure evaluation
2.4.2 Uncertainty of daily exposure evaluations
CHAPTER 3 REMOVING OR REDUCING EXPOSURE
3.1 Developing a control strategy
3.2 Risk controls
3.2.1 Substitution of other working methods
3.2.2 Equipment selection
3.2.3 Purchasing policy
3.2.4 Task and process design
3.2.6 Training and information to workers
3.2.7 Work schedules
3.2.8 Collective measures
3.2.9 Suspension seats
3.3 Vibration monitoring and reassessment
3.3.1 How do I know if my whole-body vibration controls are working?
3.3.2 When do I need to repeat the risk assessment?
CHAPTER 4 HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
4.1 When is health surveillance required?
4.2 What techniques are available?
4.3 What recording is required?
4.4 What to do if injury is identified?
ANNEX A HEALTH RISKS, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
A.1 Effects of whole-body vibration on the human body
A.2 Lower-back pain and back, shoulder or neck disorders
A.3 Other disorders
ANNEX B SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES DEFINED BY
Table B.1 Summary of responsibilities defined by Directive 2002/44/EC
E.2 Daily exposure: A(8), where there is more than one task
E.4 Daily exposure: VDV, where there is more than one task