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Measurement and evaluation of human vibrations

Active occupational safety through the monitoring of human vibrations

Vibrating machines and tools generate human vibrations that can have a stressful or even harmful effect on the body. Accompanying vibration measurements monitor the accumulated vibration impact (Vibration Dose Value, VDV) and enable a risk assessment to be carried out in order to prevent damage to health.

The monitoring of human vibrations includes the measurement of hand-arm vibrations and whole-body vibrations. This allows the use of vibrating tools and machines to be limited in order to prevent permanent and painful damage to the body caused by vibrations.

The assessment of people's exposure to mechanical vibrations is carried out when monitoring human vibrations. These vibrations, transmitted by various sources such as vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment, can affect the health, comfort and safety of people, especially those who are regularly exposed to high levels of vibration in the workplace or during their daily activities.

SEMEX-EngCon provides the necessary measurement technology and thus enables measurement and evaluation in accordance with the guidelines for assessing the effects of vibration:

  • DIN ISO 2631: Mechanical vibrations and shocks - Assessment of the effects of whole-body vibrations on humans

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Human vibrations
Human vibrations are mechanical vibrations (vibrations, shocks, impacts) that affect people from outside, for example when working on machines or in vehicles.
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Vibration Dose Value
The vibration dose is a parameter that combines the extent of the vibration and the time in which it occurs. When assessing intermittent vibration, the Vibration Dose Value (VDV) must be used. A cumulative measurement of the vibration level received over a period of 8 or 16 hours.