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Whole Body Vibration is transmitted through the feet or seat of employees who drive machinery over rough and uneven surfaces as their jobs main role. Large jolts and shocks could cause serious health issues, and, because of this, measures should be put in place to try and prevent it. By law, employers have to measure the levels of vibration their employees are being exposed to and then assess the risk to their employee’s health from vibration at work.
The law requires companies to assess the risk of injury from vibration in the workplace. The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 aim to protect workers from health risks due to vibration. In regards to Whole Body Vibration, the Regulations introduce an:
Employers are responsible for preventing their employees risk from exposure to vibration. Some of their responsibilities could include:
You should take particular care with employees who are particularly sensitive and try to keep their exposure to a minimum.
There are several ways an employer can control employee’s exposure to Whole Body Vibration, for example:
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