Technical Note. Latest Developments in International Standardization of Whole-Body and Hand-Arm Vibration

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Latest developments in international standardization of whole-body and hand-arm vibration are pre- sented. In addition, two German projects are presented that might have impact on international work programs in the next years.

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2. CEN/TR 16391, Mechanical vibration and shock - Hand-transmitted vibration - Influence of coupling forces at the hand-machine interface on exposure eval- uation.

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5. DIN 45679, Mechanische Schwingungen - Messung und Bewertung der Greif- und Andruckkrafte zur Beurteilung der Schwingungsbelastung des Hand-Arm- Systems.

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10. ISO 2631-5:2004, Mechanical vibration and shock - Evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration - Part 5: Method for evaluation of vibration containing multiple shocks.

11. ISO 5349-2:2001, Mechanical vibrations - Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration - Part 2: Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.

12. ISO 15230:2007-08-31, Mechanische Schwingungen und St¨ose. Ankopplungskr¨afte der Hand an Maschinengrif- fen bei Einwirkung von Hand-Arm-Schwingungen.

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18. ISO 5349-2:2001/DAM 1:2013, Mechanical vibrations - Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration - Part 2: Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.

19. ISO 18570, Mechanical vibration - Frequency weighting characteristics for hand-transmitted vibration.

20. VIENNA AGREEMENT (Agreement on techni- cal co-operation between ISO and CEN (2001). The text of the Vienna agreement is available at: http://www.cen.eu/boss/supporting/Reference%20do-cuments/cooperation/Pages/default.aspx

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