Hand-Arm Vibration Calculator

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Tool Vibration Magnitude (m/s²) Task Points/Hour Time to EAV (hours) Time to ELV (hours) Exposure Duration (Hours) Exposure Duration (Minutes) Partial Exposure A(8) Partial Points

Daily Exposure m/s² A(8): 0.00

Daily Exposure Points: 0.00

Risk Level: Low Risk

Risk Levels, Recommendations, and Controls

Daily Exposure (m/s² A(8)) Daily Exposure Points Risk Level Recommendation Controls
0 - 2.5 0 - 100 Low No action needed, continue monitoring Regular maintenance of tools and equipment
2.5 - 5.0 101 - 400 Moderate Implement control measures, monitor regularly
  • Use of anti-vibration gloves
  • Regular breaks
  • Job rotation
  • Proper tool selection
  • Maintenance of tools
5.0+ 401+ High Immediate action required to reduce exposure, use PPE and reassess work practices
  • Immediate cessation of work if possible
  • Change work practices
  • Use tools with lower vibration levels
  • Increase rest periods
  • Implement health surveillance


Low Risk (0 - 2.5 m/s² A(8) or 0 - 100 points): No immediate action required but continue monitoring the vibration levels to ensure they remain within safe limits.

Moderate Risk (2.5 - 5.0 m/s² A(8) or 101 - 400 points): Employers should introduce technical and organizational measures to reduce exposure. Regular monitoring should be conducted to ensure exposure levels are controlled.

High Risk (Above 5.0 m/s² A(8) or above 400 points): Immediate action is required to reduce exposure. This may involve changes in work practices, using different tools, providing personal protective equipment (PPE), and implementing health surveillance programs to protect workers' health.

About the HAVS Exposure Calculator

The Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Exposure Calculator is designed to help employers and safety professionals assess the risk of hand-arm vibration exposure in the workplace. This calculator is based on the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, implemented by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK. Similar guidelines are recommended by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and referenced by OSHA in the United States. Additionally, the Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe New Zealand guidelines also align with these standards, making this calculator relevant for use in these regions.

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