NA 001

DIN/VDI Standards Committee Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering


Guidance on data bases for human vibration


The purpose of this technical report is to give guidelines for elaborating databases on human vibration for different purposes (emission or immission) and types of exposure (hand arm vibration or whole body vibration).This Technical Report is restricted to cases where vibration affects persons at work. It is mainly addressed to competent services for the assessment of vibration exposure at the workplace and to national authorities and industrial organizations.It defines basic requirements to get databanks respecting quality criteria (information to be given regarding exposure, reference standards, machines, persons, key parts, data origin and traceability) taken into account the type of exposure (HAV, WBV).Although this report has been mainly designed to facilitate the exchange of data between experts, a section explains the minimum information to be provided and precautions to be taken for databases opened to public. The way the data should be formatted to facilitate the exchange between developers of data bases is covered.Also this report provides proper terminology to qualify the different families of vibration sources e. g. tools, machines and working conditions (see annex B). This technical report provides a method for classifying the quality of vibration data.





Planned document number

DIN EN 00231119

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 001-03-07 AA - Human exposure to vibration 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 231/WG 11 - Guidance on databases for human vibration 


Mr. Dipl.-Ing.

Ulrich Schober

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