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Hand-Arm Vibration and Power Tools

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Angle Grinder VibrationPower tools have been known to induce the risk of vibration-related diseases. An acute disease that is caused by regular exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) is known as white finger or Raynaud’s disease. There are also other vibration-related diseases such as: permanent and painful numbness and tingling in the hands and arms, painful joints and muscle weakening, damage to bones in the hands and arms.




Injuries Related to Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV)
Daily exposure of workers to vibration in power tools can results in vibration-related injuries. Links below are some articles on vibration-related injuries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibration_white_finger
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/vibration/vibration_effects.html
http://www.ohcow.on.ca/resources/handbooks/havs/HAVS.pdf

Note: links will be added over time.

by: Yemi Setiadi, Mechanical Design Engineer

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