New Paper - Necessity of Wearable Personal Vibration Exposure Meters for Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

A paper titled "Necessity of Wearable Personal Vibration Exposure Meters for Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome" was presented by Profressor Setsuo Maeda at the 25th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration (JCHRV2017), Nagoya University, Daiko Campus, Nagoya, Japan,September 13-15, 2017.
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the limitations of 2002/44/EC Directive, ISO 5349-1 standard, and the Japanese Guidelines and to give some new solutions for preventing hand-arm vibration syndrome.
The paper was co-produced by;
Setsuo Maeda*, Jacqueline McLaughlin**, Leif Anderson**, Mark-Paul Buckingham**
*Department of Applied Sociology, Faculty of Applied Sociology, Kindai University, 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashiosaka, Osaka, 577-8502, Japan
**Reactec Ltd. Vantage Point, 3 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, UK
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