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Exposure – the most common error

The most common error in the assessment of the exposure of workers to vibration is related to the assigned exposure times.

In the case of hand-arm must count the time when the worker is exposed to vibration; one should not count on a period in which a worker has landed the equipment or that is holding it without being in operation. The contact time is the time during which the hands are effectively exposed to vibration from the tool or workpiece. Often, This period is much lower than the ' working time ' and is usually overrated by operators. Read more

Evaluation of vibration in buildings – discomfort and integrity of structures

The effects of vibrations in buildings and other structures, can be multiple, but are the highlight, as most important, the effects on people and in the integrity of the structures. In order to respond to the needs that regularly appear on the characterization of this type of situations, the dBwave, Since last year, is accredited by IPAC, to perform the following tests: Read more

NP2074 – aplicação obrigatória por lei

A Norma Portuguesa NP2074:2015 é de aplicação obrigatória a partir de 14 de janeiro de 2018

De acordo com o Despacho 19/GND/2017, da POLICIA DE SEGURANÇA PUBLICA, from 14 de julho de 2017, a partir de 14 de janeiro de 2018, é obrigatória a realização de monitorização de vibrações de acordo com a NP 2074:2015, sempre que tenha lugar a utilização de explosivos.
A dBwave é, à data deste despacho, a única entidade com o ensaio acreditado pelo IPAC (L0219), para a realização de ensaios de acordo com a NP2074:2015. Read more

Renewal of accreditation for testing to be carried out in accordance with the NP2074

The dBwave renewed your accreditation for conducting evaluation test of impulsive vibrations in structures, According to the NP2074 standard:2015 by IPAC – Portuguese Institute of Accreditation, According to ISO standard 17035.

Mining and geotechnical activities that induce dynamic stresses on the land, namely: the dismantling of rock masses with use of explosive substances, pile driving, dynamic compression of grounds, among others, originate impulsive stress and subsequent vibrations in nearby structures, which, in consequence, may be damaged. Read more

Evaluation of exposure of workers at vibrations – hand arm

1 -INTRODUCTION

During our day-by-day we are exposed to vibration, one way or another, in cars, buses, train, etc. Many people are also exposed to other vibrations, during your work, for example those produced by hand tools, machines or heavy vehicles.

Here will be only referred to the undesirable vibrations: the effect of overexposure to vibration; the various factors that should be taken into account when it is measured, How is measured and evaluated, and what actions can be developed to reduce sources of harmful and/or dangerous vibrations.

2 – NORMATIVE REFERENCES

Legal and regulatory references (in Portugal) are the following: Read more

Evaluation of exposure of workers at vibrations – whole body

1 -INTRODUCTION

During our day-by-day we are exposed to vibration, one way or another, in cars, buses, train, etc. Many people are also exposed to other vibrations, during your work, for example those produced by hand tools, machines or heavy vehicles.

Here are the undesirable vibrations: the effect of overexposure to vibration; the various factors that should be taken into account when it is measured, How is measured and evaluated.

2 – LEGAL AND REGULATORY REFERENCES

Legal and regulatory references (in Portugal) are the following: Read more

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