New HSE Guidance on Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome Published

Exposure to vibration using handheld or hand-fed power tools can lead to serious injury and irreversible long-term health effects. Vibration transmitted to the hands from chainsaws, strimmers, compaction plates, hammers, drills and breakers etc can disrupt the blood flow to the hands and fingers leading to blanching (vibration white finger) and carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms include; numbness, pain, tingling, grip weakness and loss of dexterity. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), is
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