Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

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Mechanical vibrations at work can expose workers to:

Hand-arm vibration (HAV)

HAV is caused from use of vibration tools and machinery
Long-term, regular exposure to HAV can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) such as vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Whole-body vibration (WBV)

WBV is caused by vibration transmitted through the seat or the feet by workplace machines and vehicles. WBV is linked to lower back pain.

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