A lot of workers (like truck- and forklift drivers, users of sanders, grinders and chainsaws) are exposed to vibrations and shocks without knowing the harmfulness of it. Lower back pain and white and tingling fingers are some symptoms but it may be worse. Since 2005 the Europe employers have to assess this exposure to vibrations and shocks in the risk assessment. We will pay attention in this workshop at the prevention (by using data before purchasing) and reduction of exposure time. We also will shine a light on medical observation and good practice. After visiting this workshop you will be able to judge if vibrations are a happy feeling or if they will harm you.
Facilitator Jan Doornbusch (NL)