Exposure to vibration can occur during a number of workplace activities and carries potential health hazards. The main medical conditions include the following.
Hand–arm vibration is vibration transmitted from work processes into workers’ hands and arms. It can be caused by operating hand-held power tools, such as road breakers, and hand-guided equipment, such as powered lawnmowers, or by holding materials being processed by machines, such as pedestal grinders.
Hand–Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which refers to damage to muscles, joints, circulation and nerves in the hand and arm caused by HAV.
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