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Hand Arm Vibration Safety

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Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs) is a constant issue that needs your attention when using power tools. Too much exposure to vibration from power tools can lead to life long health issues, particularly affecting the hands and fingers. Damage caused is wide ranging, but usually affects the nerves in the hands which casuses tingling and numbness as well as damge to tendons, muscles, bones and joints.

HAVs is a permanent condition, there is no cure. Prevention is extrememly important.

Exposure can be managed by doing the following:

  • Monitor your exposure
  • Take regular breaks from using power tools
  • Make sure tools are maintained properly

 

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