Codes of Practice

The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

NOTE : The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

Codes of Practice

Workplace Vibration Measure and Assess Whole Body

This Guide provides information for occupational hygienists, ergonomists and other professionals involved in the measurement and assessment of workplace vibration exposures from vibrating plant that affects the whole body. It also provides technical information on how exposures are to be measured and calculated.

What is whole-body vibration?
Whole-body vibration (WBV) is vibration transmitted to the whole body by the surface supporting it, for example through a seat or the floor. It is commonly experienced by drivers, operators and passengers in mobile plant when travelling over uneven surfaces. WBV may also be experienced while standing, for example standing on platforms attached to concrete crushing plant. WBV includes sharp impact-like shocks and jolts.

Publication Information

Topic: Measure and Assess Whole Body Vibration
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 01/10/2015

Publications

ISBN Title / Download File Format File Size
GuidetoMeasuringAssessingWholeBodyVibration GuidetoMeasuringAssessingWholeBodyVibration.pdf PDF 1.38 MB