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

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Author:
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Publisher:
TSO (The Stationery Office)
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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.

Extent 74 pages ISBN 9780115530906
Size N/A Price £12.00
Format Paperback Published 20 Oct 2009
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