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Hand-arm vibration at work
Hand-arm vibration comes from the use of hand-held power tools and is the cause of significant ill health (painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints).
- HAVS is preventable, but once the damage is done it is permanent.
- HAVS is serious and disabling, and nearly 2 million people are at risk.
- Damage from HAVS can include the inability to do fine work and cold can trigger painful finger blanching attacks.
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Hand arm vibration can be a significant health risk wherever powered hand tools are used for significant lengths of time. These are solutions to help you manage risks in your workplace.
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Industry led group working to increase awareness, and promote effective management and control of noise and vibration.
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