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How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction On site machinery poses all kinds of risks asides from the obvious. Most risk assessments will account for crush-type injuries, but do yours consider long term risks associated with equipment use? What is HAVS? Just as extended exposure to dust causes all manner of respiratory… Read the Full Post

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2 Million People at Risk – Do Your Workers Have HAVS?

What is Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome At a glance it may seem vibrations from power tools are a minor concern, but too much and you can develop serious and debilitating conditions – like hand-arm Vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpel tunnel syndrome. Their more unpleasant nicknames illustrate better how bad these injuries are – ‘vibration… Read the Full Post

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Permanent Damage to Nerves of Worker Could Have Been Prevented

On 25 March 2013 GKN Aerospace was fined after they failed to ensure the safety of their employees for a minimum of six years. As a result of their failings multiple employees have been left with damage to their nerves and the damage is permanent. Vibration Tools Led to Damage of the Nerves and Circulation… Read the Full Post

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Effective Ways to Manage Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Vibration Syndrome Hand arm vibration syndrome, which is also called HAVS is a disorder caused to the fingers, arms and hands due to continued exposure to vibration while using various vibrating tools and machines. It is a very painful and potentially disabling condition with symptoms including numbness, tingling sensation, and also loss of nerve sensitivity.… Read the Full Post

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