Laws, Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines for the Protection of Man Against Mechanical Vibration

  • Heinrich Dupuis
  • Georg Zerlett


Regulations that serve to protect workers from the dangers arising from mechanical vibration have been established by the legislators and agencies responsible for work protection, such as ministries of labor and social affairs and industrial insurance organizations. Furthermore, international agreements have also established such protective measures. The corresponding laws, rules or agreements relate to:
  1. 1.

    Occupational diseases

  2. 2.

    Criteria for the evaluation of risk from mechanical vibration and the establishment of exposure limit values

  3. 3.

    Guidelines for the measurement and evaluation of vibration

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    Medical examinations before employment and regular health examinations

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    Technical and organization measures for protection against mechanical vibration



Mechanical Vibration Competent Authority Personal Protective Equipment Occupational Disease Agricultural Tractor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Dupuis
    • 1
  • Georg Zerlett
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Occupational and Social MedicineJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Main Department of Occupational MedicineRheinische Braunkohlenwerke AGCologneFederal Republic of Germany

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