Hand-arm vibration is caused by vibrations transmitted through the palm and fingers into the hands and arms. Workers whose hands are regularly exposed to vibrations can experience damage to hand and arm tissues. With the appropriate measuring solution, it is possible to detect whether activities are hazardous.
Whole-body vibrations are caused by vibrations transmitted from machines and vehicles at the workplace via the seat or feet. These are often present in off-road work, e.g. in agriculture, construction and quarries, but also on the road in trucks and other commercial vehicles, at sea in small speedboats and in the air in some helicopters.
Whole-body vibration is not limited to sedentary workers, but can also occur, for example, when standing on a concrete crusher.