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Vibration Information for rotating machinery applications.


Hand-Arm Vibration in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Hand-arm vibration has become a concern in the workplace because of the longterm effects of exposure to vibration, and several forums and regulatory bodies exist to address the issues of hand-arm vibration. I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the Hand-Arm Vibration conference in Bologna, Italy in 2007 where several interesting presentations were held to discuss the effects of vibration on the hand, arms and body. Diseases and ailments such as Reynaud's or white finger syndrome are a significant concern for workers who use power tools on a daily basis. Angle grinders are a good example where vibration risks are involved due to continuous and long term use. Read More

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. Read More