Workers can be exposed to hand vibration in many different industries, including: manufacturing, mining, agriculture, trades and construction. This costs businesses millions in workers’ compensation payouts not to mention that the effects of vibration in the workplace can be permanently disabling (such as white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, sensory nerve damage, muscle and joint damage, and occupational overuse syndrome).
Hand arm vibration meters can help to prevent many of these health issues from developing.
On the 8th of October 2015, Safe Work Australia released some guidance material and an information sheet on workplace vibration. There are 2 guides to be aware of here:
- Measuring and Assessing workplace exposure to hand-arm vibration
- Managing the risks of exposure to hand-arm vibration in the workplace
More information on these guides can be found by visiting the website (www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au).
Areas We Serve
AES supplies our complete range of hand arm vibration meters to all Australian capital cities, including: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra.