SIS-CEN/TR-15172-1 Whole-body vibration - Guidelines for vibration hazards reduction - Part 1: Engineering methods by design of machinery


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This Technical Report provides best practices and methods available for limiting the effects of mechanical whole-body vibration on operatorsÂ’ positions. The guidelines given outline practical ways in which whole-body vibration hazards associated with mobile machinery can be reduced by machinery design. The Technical Report covers four important aspects of the reduction of the effects arising from exposure to hazardous machinery vibration: a) identification of main sources and operational modes producing vibration that might be hazardous to health and of additional factors worsening the adverse health effects of vibration on the operators; b) reduction of vibration magnitudes at source; c) reduction of transmission of vibration from source to the operator; d) ergonomic adaptation of operatorsÂ’ position: posture, range of vision. This Technical Report does not provide universal or detailed technical solutions but only a review of engineering methods available. It is not concerned with hand-arm vibration which is covered by CR 1030-1. This Technical Report is primarily intended as a guideline for people involved in purchasing, using, supplying, marketing or inspecting mobile machinery. It is also intended to be a guidance for writers of type C standards for specific types of machinery.

To find similar documents by classification:

13.160 (Vibration and shock with respect to human beings Vibrations, shock and vibration measurements, see 17.160)

17.160 (Vibrations, shock and vibration measurements Including measuring instruments and installations Vibration and shock with respect to human beings, see 13.160 Balancing and balancing machines, see 21.120.40 Vibration protection of buildings, see 91.120.25)

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SIS-CEN/TR 15172-1:2005

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Dec. 1, 2005



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