Occupations at risk

Road workers

More than 25 million workers in Europe are exposed to vibration in their daily work. There are numerous of affected professions, for example:

  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Dental and Podiatry
  • Dental Technician
  • Construction and demolition
  • Vehicle and tire shops
  • Manufacturing
  • Park-and municipal facilities
  • Forestry and mining

The regulation requires that employers must issue preventive measures and offer relevant medical health surveillance for all vibration exposed personnel.

Vibration exposure damages are normally associated to heavy machinery and tools. However, "small and fast" vibrations can be as harmful. Thus, vibration damages are common in professions such as dentists, dental technicians, dental hygienists and engravers.