The easy-to-use application is intended in particular for small- and medium-sized companies. It does not require any exposure measurements or detailed knowledge in assessment. The OSEV calculator, which draws on a database containing about a thousand in situ measurements, determines the daily exposure depending on the type of vehicle and how it is used. The results are then compared to limit values defined by European Directive 2002/44/EC. Lastly, prevention advice adapted to the vehicle category is offered to employees and business managers. INRS is pursuing work to adapt this calculator to hand-arm vibration caused by hand-held portable power tools. A database which will eventually serve as a basis is being developed. INRS has contacted its counterparts in Switzerland (SUVA) and Germany (IFA) with a view to possibly pooling their respective databases.
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