Safety is one of our values at Atlas Copco, and it is also a key topic for our customers. For that reason, we have created an Expert Hub dedicated to health and safety where we share tips to optimize worker health and safety.
A common source of worker discomfort and long-term injury is vibration. Common in grinding and other material removal applications, vibration can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. One symptom of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is vibration-induced white finger. White finger is irreversible, and potentially painful when attacks occur. To assist our partners, the Expert Corner on our website includes a Vibration Exposure Calculator that can be used online to identify operators’ exposure level and potential risks.
Additional content in our health and safety Expert Corner includes:
- Multiple product safety videos for the safe use of Atlas Copco products, including nutrunners, grinders and air hoists
- A link to our Art Of Ergonomics pocket guide that can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered in hard copy from Atlas Copco
- A safety checklist to follow when working with grinders
- Safety information related to working with chemical products
We believe this new Expert Corner is interesting and can be very helpful to safety managers. We recommend reviewing it if you are involved in health and safety at your facility.