Testing Vibration Exposure of the Hands and Arms

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Vibration Exposure of the Hands and Arms in Edmonton

Testing Vibration Exposure of the Hands and Arms in Edmonton

Testing Vibration Exposure of the Hands and Arms is carried out on-site by an industrial hygienist for the whole work shift. Work activities are meticulously recorded, and the worker's vibration meter is used to measure vibration levels. The worker's grip strength, dexterity, and reaction to cold in the fingers may all be assessed by additional testing. Recommendations to stop additional harm can be made based on the results, and if necessary, therapeutic alternatives can be addressed.

Testing vibration exposure of the hands and arms, along with implementing control measures based on the assessment results, offers several benefits to both employees and employers. Here are the key benefits of testing and managing vibration exposure in the workplace:

  1. Reduced Risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS): Regular testing helps identify potential risks and allows for the implementation of control measures, reducing the likelihood of employees developing HAVS and related health issues.

  2. Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: By testing and managing vibration exposure, the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, including nerve damage, circulatory problems, and joint disorders, is minimized, contributing to the overall well-being of employees.

  3. Improved Health and Comfort: Implementing control measures based on assessment results enhances the health and comfort of employees, reducing discomfort, numbness, and other symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to hand-arm vibration.

  4. Enhanced Job Satisfaction: Employees working in environments where vibration exposure is effectively managed are more likely to experience job satisfaction, as their health and safety are prioritized by the employer.

  5. Lower Absenteeism: Reduced vibration-related health issues contribute to lower rates of absenteeism, as employees are less likely to take sick leave due to HAVS or related conditions.

  6. Increased Productivity:  Employees working in environments with controlled vibration exposure experience less fatigue and discomfort, leading to increased productivity and efficiency in performing tasks.

  7. Empowerment Through Awareness: Regular testing and communication about vibration exposure empower employees to be aware of the risks, recognize early symptoms, and actively participate in their own health and safety.

Our Work Health and Safety Consultants assist industry with workplace hazard identification and risk assessment. Control strategies and management programs are developed to protect workers and their organisation.

Our Work Health and Safety Consultants have developed extensive experience, of hazards associated with, mining, civil construction and demolition, Oil & Gas, and manufacturing, warehouse, and retail industries.

Emphasis is placed on ensuring appropriate consultation is undertaken with our clients to ensure that the strategies developed are practical, can be readily implemented and will be owned and understood by operational personnel.

Our dedicated and highly motivated team assist clients in making informed decisions and importantly cost-effective management of workplace risks.

Our Workplace Health and Safety Consultants provide a range of services to assist with achieving your safety goals, including:

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