Vibration can cause problems and damage in many industrial applications—heavy machinery, vehicles, equipment, and tools. The repeated metal-to-metal contact in heavy machinery, for example, has the potential to damage parts and expose workers to unsafe conditions. The vibration created by vehicle engines, buckets or blades, or by travel across uneven roadways potentially causes circulation problems, nerve damage, and back pain for workers using industrial equipment. Extremely high-pressure vibrations created by pneumatic hand tools can cause serious nerve and circulatory damage with prolonged use. It becomes important, therefore, to determine the best way to reduce vibrations in the work environment to protect your equipment, workforce, and ultimately, your profit margin.
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