Employers within the EU who have vibration-exposed workplace environments are subject to three requirements:
- Regular risk assessments.
- Preventive measure programme for workplaces with a daily exposure above 2.5 m/s2.
- Medical health surveillance of personnel who have vibration-related disorders or are exposed to daily vibrations of more than 2.5 m/s2.
An employer that includes the above requirements in their workplace environment policy can minimize the work required by inspections from the workplace health and safety agency.
A good way to get started is to do a screening examination of relevant employee groups. Such a screening can easily be implemented using the VibroSense Meter system, which rapidly identify persons who are at risk of developing vibration damages.
Ask your occupational health care professional to carry out appropriate investigations during the next regular check-up or request a special screening of workers exposed to vibrations.
All items (1-3) above shall be documented in writing. Preferably, in a format suitable for direct reporting to the workplace health and safety agency.