This Information Sheet provides advice on how to manage the risks of whole-body vibration (WBV) in the workplace.
Workers using machinery in workplaces can be exposed to harmful levels of WBV.
By minimising vibration exposure you can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
What is whole-body vibration?
WBV is vibration transmitted to the whole body by the surface supporting it, for example through a seat or the floor. WBV is commonly experienced by drivers, operators and passengers in vehicles and machines when travelling over uneven surfaces. WBV is not restricted to seated work like driving and may be experienced while standing, for example standing on platforms attached to a concrete crushing plant. WBV includes sharp impact like shocks and jolts.
Topic: Whole Body Vibration Information Sheet
Type: Model Code of Practice
Publication Date: 01/10/2015