Over time, on-the-job exposure to vibration can cause worker injuries. It can affect dexterity, grip, and back pain, which leads to lost time and decreased production throughput. Our rental devices can be used to measure hand-arm vibration (HAV) and whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure levels.
Industrial tools — grinders, impact drills, saws, air-powered wrenches, chipping hammers — can, through ongoing use, cause hand-arm vibration injury. WBV is more commonly found in forklift truck drivers, pavers, construction workers, and other heavy machinery operators.
When you're adding new equipment to your fleet or toolkit, an inventory audit with vibration testing can easily identify tools that could cause damage, so you can develop standards for work/rest regimen and decide if any additional personal protection devices are required.