Human Vibration News

  • Protecting Workers from Hand-Arm Vibration Hazards in the Workplace

    Hand-Arm Vibrations (HAVs) are a common occupational hazard for millions of workers across the globe. In the United States alone, the U.S. Navy Safety Center reports that approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed daily to HAVs from the power tools they use on the job.   Workers regularly exposed to HAVs can develop a condition known as vibration syndrome or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Exposure to Vibration: Do You Know the Limit?

    Approximately two million people in UK workplaces are at risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, commonly referred to as HAVs.[1] In the engineering industry, many workers are required to operate hand-held power tools and other hand-guided equipment as part of their job, exposing them to potentially ...


    By Casella

  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS)

    Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS) is a disease that can be easily confused with other disorders, such as hand-arm vibration syndrome (an occupational illness) or Raynaud’s disease, which is hereditary. HHS can lead to serious injury in the affected fingers—and could even result in their amputation without appropriate diagnosis and treatment. So, it’s important that you ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 4 Biggest Vibration at Work Mistakes…and How to Fix Them [Free eBook]

    You’ve been told you have to complete a Vibration At Work Risk Assessment. There’s all the Regulations for you to read through. A plethora of potential instruments to choose from. Endless choices to make. And all that’s before you even start measuring vibration exposure. How do you do it, avoid all the common mistakes and comply with the Regulations? Our Noise & ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Larson Davis Announces Next Generation Human Vibration Meter

    Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of the new HVM200 Human Vibration Meter that implements the latest measurement technology for industrial hygiene and product testing applications. The HVM200 is used to measure human exposure to vibration in order to prevent injury and better understand workplace hazards and product performance. The HVM200 ...

  • Cirrus Enters the World of Vibration

    CIRRUS REVO VIBRATION METER The CV:31A RevoTM Vibration Meter provides a simple and convenient way to measure, analyse and assess vibration data in accordance with standards such as ISO 5349 and European Directive 2002/44/EC.   Applications • Hand-Arm Vibration Exposure measurements in accordance with ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Enter a New World with Cirrus Research

    Cirrus is evolving. We want to make safety at work easily achievable for everyone. That’s why we’re entering into the world of vibration with the launch of the Revo™ Vibration Meter. Join us on our journey. Watch video here. Introducing the Revo™ Vibration Meter ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Get fit for 2014 with free health and safety seminars

    Once again in 2014, the Working Well Together Campaign is running free health and safety seminars across the country. Seminars include: Asbestos Awareness, Dust Awareness, Face Fit Testing, Hand Arm & Whole Body Vibration, Noise in Construction, Rescue Plans, Working at Height and Manual Handling. This is a great opportunity to ensure your business is compliant and that all staff, especially ...

  • CASELLA CONTINUES TO HELP BUSINESSES REDUCE RISKS FROM EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION

    New CEL-960 Human Vibration Meter offers remote operation for more easier measurement of hand-arm and whole-body vibration Further demonstrating its commitment to helping employers reduce or eliminate the ...


    By Casella

  • Minneapolis Barber Lynn Lehman to receive Judd Jacobson memorial award

    Disability can happen to any one, at any time. Lynn Lehman of Minneapolis knows this from personal experience. In April 1995, Lehman, was a busy single mom, and a barber/owner of Clipper Cuts on West Broadway in North Minneapolis. While driving to her mother's house to pick up her kids, a van in front of Lehman swerved to avoid a car driving the wrong way on 35W. Lehman's car was hit head-on by a ...

  • Larson Davis Introduces Revolutionary Vibration Dosimeter. Measures Risk of Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

    Depew, NY, USA - Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., has recently released The new VibTrack HAV™ vibration dosimeter for personal exposure monitoring. This extremely compact and durable hand-mounted instrument measures vibration directly to ISO5349 and ANSI S2.70 measurement standards and produces detailed exposure reports for accurate risk assessment and mitigation. ...

  • Good vibrations shake up for local authorities

    Local authorities will have to take steps to minimise the vibrations from vehicles such as refuse lorries to reduce the impact on the health of their staff because of a new European Union Directive, according to an industry expert. From July 2010, a new EU Directive called ...

  • Good vibrations

    Testing the seriously hazardous effects from vehicle seat and floor vibration is now much simpler with Brüel & Kjær’s new SEAT measurement software for its 4447 Human Vibration meter.With this major update the 4447 makes the assessment of health risks to humans - posed by exposure vibration at work - easier to calculate, as it can measures SEAT (Seat Effective Amplitude Transmissibility) ...

  • HSE warn of dangers of using concrete diggers after man suffers burns

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is demanding that companies follow safe working practices when using mechanical equipment. The call follows HSE's prosecution of Trains (Rochdale) Limited after a worker received burns to his left hand and arm when he hit a live electrical cable. The company was fined GBP 1,000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 2,000 at Trafford Magistrates Court after being ...

  • HSE urges UK companies to asses risk of exposure to vibration after company fined

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging companies to assess the risks to their employees from exposure to vibration, after a Hampshire company was fined £10,500 for ignoring the safety of a worker. Tews Engineering Limited, based in Petersfield, Hampshire, pleaded guilty to contravening Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 by failing to protect the health of ...

  • New, Portable, Human Vibration Analyzer

    Hand-tools, machinery, and heavy vehicles cause vibration, the harmfulness of which depends on its intensity and frequency content, and the time of exposure. Human Vibration Analyzer Type 4447 was developed and designed on the basis of input from several groups concerned about human vibration from manufacturers of building machinery to medical institutions. It is perfect for those working with ...

  • New Larson Davis HVManager™ Helps Meet EC and ISO Directives & Standards

    November 15, 2006, Provo, UT, USA – Larson Davis has introduced the Human Vibration Meter (HVM) utility software, known as HVManager™, for Vibration Exposure Assessment and Management, designed to provide instantaneous tool assessments to all new standards, including the HSE recommended points system; EU physical agents directive 2002/44/EC; ISO 5349; and ISO 2631. With an easy to use ...

  • Human Vibration Analyzer Type 4447

    An increase in the number of hand-arm and whole-body injuries caused by vibration is the consequence of the use of modern appliances that are powered by external power sources. Hand-tools, machinery, and heavy vehicles cause vibration, the harmfulness of which depends on its intensity and frequency content, and the time of exposure. Brüel & Kjærs Human Vibration Analyzer Type 4447, a portable ...

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