Code of Practice for Controlling Risks Due to Hand-transmitted Vibration on Ships

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The objectives of the 'Code of Practice for Controlling Risks due to Hand-transmitted Vibration on Ships' are to:

Explain the duties of employers regarding the assessment and control of health risks associated with exposure to hand-transmitted vibration in the maritime environment.

Provide sufficient information to enable employers to assess the risks of injury to seafarers from hand-transmitted vibration.

Set out measures to be taken to control that risk, either by appropriate design and use of equipment or by the use of methods to limit exposures to hand-transmitted vibration.

Set out the requirements to monitor the health of seafarers.

Discuss the employer's duties to inform seafarers of the risks and consequences of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration, and to provide adequate training for the safe use of vessels, machinery and tools.

The Code of Practice deals with:

The assessment of risk from hand-transmitted vibration onboard ships.

The measurement and evaluation of hand-transmitted vibration.

The assessment of the severity of exposures to hand-transmitted vibration.

The identification of controls to eliminate or reduce exposures to hand-transmitted vibration.

The involvement of crew members in the control hand-transmitted vibration risks, including the provision of information and training.

The provision of health monitoring and surveillance for hand-transmitted vibration.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Availability IP
Department Maritime
Edition 3rd impression
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780115530906
Pages 74
Published 20/10/2009
Publisher The Stationery Office
Section Maritime Guides
Series Maritime Coastguard Agency
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