chapter  14
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Measurement and assessment of WBV exposure

Under the Physical Agents (Vibration) Directive, it will be a duty of employers to

carry out an assessment of the risks to any employee whose work is likely to

expose him or her to whole body vibration. The first step is to decide which

employees are so exposed. This would include:

1. Any employee whose job involves extended periods driving vehicles

2. Any employee whose job involves driving vehicles off-road

3. Any employee engaged in static work where significant levels of whole-body

vibration are apparent.