Training is essential for the proper use and maintenance of vibrating tools to avoid unnecessary exposure to vibrations. It is important to be aware of the potential risks of HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) in the workplace, as well as the loud noises that vibrating machines and equipment can produce. To ensure safety, vibration control training and education should also address noise control. Vibration Solutions was established in 2000 with the goal of providing superior vibration damping solutions for all modern machinery. Excessive vibration can cause localized changes in the vascular and nervous system of the hands and arms, as well as other injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and even low back pain.
When replacing worn-out work equipment, it is important to choose parts that are suitable for the job, efficient, and with less vibration. Vibrations in a company's operations can expose employees to two types of serious conditions: whole-body vibration and hand-arm vibration. A typical vibration measurement system includes a device for detecting vibration (accelerometer) and an instrument for measuring the level of vibration. The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has developed limit values (TLV) for whole-body exposure to vibrations, as well as an exposure limit value (ELV) for hand-arm vibrations. Protecting workers from the effects of vibrations often requires a combination of appropriate tools, the use of appropriate vibration-absorbing materials (in gloves, for example), good work practices, and educational programs. It is well known that exposure to power tools with large vibrations will increase the risk of suffering from HAVS.
Once a piece of machinery is mishandled, mistreated, or worn out, vibration can increase up to twofold. To guarantee safety when using anti vibration solutions for heavy machinery, it is essential to provide adequate training and education on proper use and maintenance. It is also important to be aware of the potential risks associated with excessive vibration and noise, as well as the limit values set by ACGIH for whole-body and hand-arm exposure.