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Investigating the utility of wrist worn vibration monitoring in the effective management of exposure to dangerous vibrations within the work place

Abstract

This paper seeks to demonstrate the validity of vibration data acquired from a personal wrist worn vibration monitor in assessing exposure to hazardous Hand Arm Vibration. The paper also seeks to define the value that data from continuous monitoring can have in forming an effective risk management process within the work place. Illustrated within this paper are some of the shortcomings arising from over reliance on single point sample measurements and the deviation between the perceived exposure calculated from a single point measurement and the reality of true exposure given the variability across time, task and a large cohort of individuals.

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Testimonial:

Tarmac - Paul Fleetham, National Contracting Director

“Paper based systems never really worked, the HAVmeter replaced that system with the latest technology which allows us to accurately measure and monitor our employees’ exposure to HAVS.” “After rolling it out we are seeing a positive result from the workforce who like the system and think it is easy to use. It’s great for self monitoring and the tool tags can also be used as a tracking device.” “It’s very difficult to quantify what sort of amount of exposure an individual has had - the HAVmeter is the perfect solution”