Guidelines for employers: Vibration

This is where you can find basic information on the EU Directive on Vibration (2002/44/EC) relating to hand/arm vibration, as well as helpful information on its implementation by employers.

A STIHL power tool is tested for its vibration load

Information for employers

The document here contains basic information on the EU Directive "Vibrations" (2002/44/EC) and the effect of vibrations on hands and arms, as well as useful information concerning its implementation by employers.

Calculation aid for determining the daily vibration load

On this page STIHL offers you a calculator to help you work out the permissible working duration per working day, to calculate the daily vibration load and, alternatively for one or more tools used at the same time.


STIHL power tools are hand tools as defined by the Directive and the Directive sets a limit on the daily vibration stress resulting from their use. You can find the relevant vibration data for STIHL machines here.

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