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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2009
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Lafarge
SUB ACTIVITY: Vibration COMPANY LOCATION: Dunbar Quarry, East Lothian
BEST PRACTICE No: BP675 COMPANY TEL: 01368 861300
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Whole body vibration measurement
ARTICLE
Research was undertaken to identify a solution to the problem of measuring whole body vibration for mobile plant operators working on quarry roads.

Occupational exposure to vibration had potentially contributed to the deterioration in the health of a number of operators at other sites, who had retired early due to ill health.

A provider of monitoring devices was identified and a device was purchased for trial from Thomas Scott Seating. It clips to the seat of the dump truck through which the vibration is transmitted to the operator.

The data is collected by the device and is downloaded via a USB connection.

This has led to reduced exposure by improving seating and road conditions.
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