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