Vibration Exposure Measurement

Vibration Exposure Measurement

Vibration can be defined as oscillating movements in a mechanical system. With a more technical approach, vibration, the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy, the transformation of kinetic energy into potential energy. In general, any vehicle or machine that is running, makes oscillating movements and breaks down. These oscillation and vibration movements usually occur during the operation of well-balanced devices and machines.

Two values ​​are important for traction measurements: exposure action value and exposure limit value. The exposure action value is the value that requires the control of the risks caused by vibration in the employees. The exposure limit value is the value for which employees should never experience a vibration over this value.

Again, the most prominent concepts in vibration measurements are hand and arm vibration and whole body vibration. Hand and arm vibration are the mechanical vibrations that pose a risk for the health and safety of the workers and cause harm to the bones, joints, nerves, veins and muscles. Whole body vibration is the mechanical vibrations that cause risks to the whole body in terms of health and safety of workers and cause trauma especially in the waist and spine.

In accordance with the Regulation on the Protection of Employees from Vibration Risks in 2013, employers are required to protect all employees from the health and safety risks arising from exposure to mechanical vibration in the work environment. For this purpose, it has to take vibration measurements and take necessary measures in adverse situations.

During these measurements, the limit values ​​to be taken into account for the eight-hour operating time are as follows:

  • For hand and arm vibration, the daily exposure limit value 5 m / s2, the daily exposure action value, 2,5 m / s2
  • For whole body vibration, the daily exposure limit value, 1,15 m / s2, daily exposure action value, 0,5 m / s2

Our organization, UAF From the Accreditation Agency, Based on the accreditation authority obtained in accordance with TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard, it performs vibration exposure measurements within the scope of environmental analyzes.