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This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 10819, Mechanical vibration and shock - Hand-arm vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 10819 (second edition, 2013-07-15).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO 10819 throughout.
This Standard is part of the series of CSA Group Standards on Occupational Hearing Conservation. This series is divided into the following Standards, with additional Standards to be added as they are developed:
a) CSA Z1007-16, Hearing loss prevention program (HLPP) management;
b) CSA Z107.56-13, Measurement of noise exposure;
c) CSA Z107.58-15, Noise emission declarations for machinery;
d) CSA Z107.6-16, Audiometric testing for use in hearing loss prevention programs;
e) CSA Z94.2-14, Hearing protection devices - Performance, selection, care, and use;
f) CAN/CSA-ISO 5349-1:16, Mechanical vibration - Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration - Part 1: General Requirements; and
g) CAN/CSA-ISO 5349-2:16, Mechanical vibration - Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration - Part 2: Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.
Adoption of this ISO Standard related to mechanical vibration, along with Standards such as ISO 5349-1 and ISO 5349-2, will provide awareness on hand-transmitted vibration and improve the occupational safety of workers across North America.
This International Standard specifies a method for the laboratory measurement, data analysis, and reporting of the vibration transmissibility of a glove with a vibration-reducing material that covers the palm, fingers, and thumb of the hand. This International Standard specifies vibration transmissibility in terms of vibration transmitted from a handle through a glove to the palm of the hand in one-third-octave frequency bands with centre frequencies of 25 Hz to 1 250 Hz.
The measurement procedure specified in this International Standard can also be used to measure the vibration transmissibility of a material that is being evaluated for use to cover a handle of a machine or for potential use in a glove. However, results from this test cannot be used to certify that a material used to cover a handle meets the requirements of this International Standard to be classified as an antivibration covering. A material tested in this manner could later be placed in a glove. When this is the case, the glove needs to be tested in accordance with the measurement procedure of this International Standard and needs to meet the vibration attenuation performance requirements of this International Standard in order to be classified as an antivibration glove.
NOTE ISO 13753 defines a method for screening materials used for vibration attenuation on the handles of machines and for gloves.
WARNING - This International Standard defines a screening test procedure for measuring the vibration transmission through gloves with an embedded vibration-reducing material. Many factors not addressed in this International Standard can influence the transmission of vibration through these gloves. Therefore, use the vibration transmissibility values obtained in accordance with this International Standard with caution in the assessment of the vibration-reducing effects of gloves.