Code of Practice for Controlling Risks due to Whole-body Vibration in Ships

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Author:
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Publisher:
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Code of Practice for Controlling Risks due to Whole-body 
Vibration in Ships - Front
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The objectives of the 'Code of Practice for Controlling Risks due to Whole-body Vibration in Ships' are to:

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

  • Provide sufficient information to enable employers to assess the risks of injury to seafarers from whole-body 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 whole-body 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 whole-body vibration, and to provide adequate training for the safe use of vessels and machinery.

The Code of Practice deals with the:

  • assessment of risk from whole-body vibration onboard ships

  • measurement and evaluation of whole-body vibration

  • assessment of the severity of exposures to whole-body vibration

  • identification of controls to eliminate or reduce exposures to whole-body vibration

  • involvement of crew members in the control of whole-body vibration risks, including the provision of information and training

  • provision of health monitoring and surveillance for whole-body vibration.

Extent 73 pages ISBN 9780115530760
Size N/A Price £10.00
Format paperback Published 20 Oct 2009
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