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Question 436 April 2006

Hand vibration from vapour blasting - concerns and controls

To remove heat treatment burns on our products, we blast them with a jet of water + an abrasive the item being hand-held by a worker using 'through-gloves' into a sealed chamber.

We are experiencing a level of vibration exposure from this vapour blasting machine and wonder if other members have similar concerns and have found suitable control measures.


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