Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome


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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

the current medical description of what used to include vibration induced white finger, a condition often suffered by workers using vibrating power tools and often litigated. In such cases use is made of the Taylor Pelmear Scale and the Stockholm Scale as ways of indicating the severity of the disease.
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The condition is also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as the condition can easily affect the rest of the arm.
The men, all workers in the gardens and countryside department, ended up suffering with "Hand Arm Vibration syndrome" which results in poor grip, numbness, and acute sensitivity to cold resulting in pain - and the damage is largely irreversible.
Two cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) had been reported in December 2006.
Claire Hodgson specialises in cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), typically known as vibration white finger, as well as noise-induced hearing loss, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other conditions caused at work.
He specialises in defending claims for industrial diseases including Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) claims in heavy industry and dermatological and respiratory claims in light industry, manufacturing and other non-traditional work-places.
The UK's Health and Safety Executive has launched a programme to protect workers against permanent damage due to excessive noise and hand-arm vibration (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome - HAVS) or whole-body vibration.
Last week, Speedy launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).