Keith Nuthall
FINAL agreement has been secured on the shape of an updated European Union directive on employees' safety from exposure to mechanical vibrations, with the European Parliament cutting the latest deadline companies have to introduce technical changes reducing exposure from 2011 to 2010. A longer lead in time was permitted for forestry and agricultural workers, until 2014.

The legislation will apply to cases where vibrations are transmitted to the hands, arms and bone or joint neurological or muscular disorders, and also to vibrations ...

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