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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Historic Scotland - Andrew Nisbet, Works Manager

“We have introduced the HAVmeters at our sites along the Antonine Wall before rolling it out at our other properties. These sites require constant grounds maintenance and the meters allow us to ensure that staff are not being exposed to excessive levels of vibration. We regularly assess our staff exposure but the meters allow us an extra degree of safety by alerting our teams when the overuse of equipment could be harmful. We have just started using the meters as our summer season starts and will be monitoring the results that they produce. We have found them easy to put in place. They will now be rolled out to teams across other properties, including some of the most famous historic landmarks in the country.”