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Whole-body vibration
Domain: Health and safety at work => Risk factors => Vibrations
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Mechanical vibration which is transmitted into the body, when seated or standing, through the supporting surface, during a work activity, or in rest facilities supervised by the employer.
Prolonged exposure can lead to considerable pain and may result in permanent injury. The most widely reported WBV injury is back pain.
Definition source
Reg. 2, 5 of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005; HSE Information Sheet http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais20.pdf
European legislation
Directive 2002/44/EC
British legislation
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
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