HSE plan to publish data to help employers assess vibration exposure under the new Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and are collaborating with Employers associations to commission and publish research on WBV.
We published research on agricultural vehicles in 2005 and the link to this report is shown below.
Whole-body vibration in agricultural vehicles
We also published the research reports from phase I of our Generic Whole body vibration research (RR377 and RR400) in 2005 and they are listed below:
Whole-body vibration on Construction, Mining and Quarrying vehicles
- Evaluation of whole-body vibration emission and estimated exposure levels - Prepared by Silsoe Research Institute
- Evaluation of whole-body vibration exposures in British industry - Prepared by the University of Southampton
The data from these reports will be used to prepare generic WBV risk assessments, in the form of data sheets, which should become available on our web pages later this year.
Revised version of HSE information sheet 'Whole-body Vibration in Agriculture' AIS20