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Vibration exposition at the workplace

The seat of a forklift truck is a workplace with temporarily high vibration exposition

In the order for health and safety at work concerning noise and vibrations (“Lärm- und Vibrations-Arbeitsschutzverordnung”) that is valid in Germany, limit values are defined for the daily allowable vibration exposition. Employers are obliged to evaluate their employees’ vibration exposition. This can be done based on manufacturer’s data or – if these are not available or not applicable for the current situation – on measurements.

The seat of a forklift truck is a workplace with
temporarily high vibration exposition

Whole-body vibration exposure meter for measuring the vibration exposition, with integrated data logger

Using a whole-body vibration exposure meter, we measure the vibration exposition effective on the seating of an employee according to ISO 8041 and then evaluate the results according to the order for health and safety at work concerning noise and vibrations (“Lärm- und Vibrations-Arbeitsschutzverordnung”) when protection of human health is the primary concern.
Evaluation is done according to VDI 2057 series when guiding values for certain occupational activities are to be considered.

Whole-body vibration exposure meter for measuring
the vibration exposition, with integrated data logger

Measuring vibration exposition for impact while standing

Measurements can be conducted for certain occupational activities or for a complete workday. Events with high peak vibration values can be analysed in detail afterwards.

Vibration can also be introduced to the human body via the feet. We measure the vibration exposition effective on the footprint according to DIN EN ISO 14253 and evaluate according to the order for health and safety at work concerning noise and vibrations (“Lärm- und Vibrations-Arbeitsschutzverordnung”) or rather VDI 2057-3.

Measuring vibration exposition for
impact while standing

Remark: No warranty is accepted concerning the currentness of the standards mentioned.

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