Implementation and effectiveness of the European directive relating to vibration in the workplace


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This report reviews the European Union’s: 

  • European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) 

  • Directive on Vibration (2002/44/EC)  

It looks at the directives’ requirements and how effective they are. 

The report: 

  • considers whether a similar regulatory framework could be appropriate for Australia 

  • summarises evidence for the health effects caused by exposure to vibration in the workplace 

  • identifies gaps in knowledge of the health effects vibration can have on workers.  

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