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Are you at risk of Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome?

10 October 2014

Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome can cause substantial ill health resulting in long term injuries, affecting the nervous system. This then can lead to numbness in fingers and arms, muscular aches and pains and changes in sensation.

This can then be followed by Raynaud's phenomenon, a painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joint. Raynaud’s phenomenon is triggered off buy cold weather, resulting in fingers turning white and cold; then to a blue colour then red. Symptoms can progress if you carry on working with power tools.
Are you at risk of hand and arm vibration syndrome?

Working with any hand held power tools such as:

  • Concrete breakers
  • Hammer drills
  • Chipping hammer
  • Chainsaws/ hedge trimmer
  • Powered mowers
  • Needle guns

 Then the answer is, yes.

Continue to use these tools and symptoms can become permanent.
Label Source can help prevent Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome. We offer a range of hazard to be shown in and around the workplace, and labels to be applied to equipment, ensuring that you are taking to right procedures when handling vibration tools. This includes risk, vibration and low, medium and high assessment levels. We also provide inspection tags to ensure you that your tools have been maintained. 

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