Whole-body and hand-arm vibration

Example for whole-body vibration

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Vibration exposure: Whole-body vibration
Source: IFA

The effects of vibration upon human beings may range from annoyance and a deterioration in performance, through the endangering of health, to actual harm to health. Workplace exposure of human beings to vibration is classified as whole-body or hand-arm vibration, according to the point of action.


Example for hand-arm vibration

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Hand-arm vibration
Source: IFA

This page provides a summary of the statutory regulations governing vibration exposure, the institute's measurement and testing activities, the formally recognized occupational diseases associated with vibration, and the resources available for the individual accident insurance institutions.


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