She has more than 15 years representing victims of industrial disease and serious injury and although she specialises in mesothelioma and other asbestos related cases, Lesley has also represented those with occupational asthma, hand arm vibration syndrome
and other work related upper limb disorders.
Balfour Beatty was presented the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence (company) award for a number of leading initiatives including its commitment to eliminating new cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
(HAVS) and the companys Zero Harm approach to ensuring its workforce, business partners, suppliers, subcontractors, members of the public and the environment remain safe from harm.
Other Motoscreed features include isolated control arms with 16 molded rubber mounts to reduce vibration transfer; they protect workers from hand/arm vibration syndrome
, a nerve disorder with the potential to become disabling.
Since it was setup in 2001, Edinburgh-based technology company Reactec has become a market leader in monitoring and managing hand-arm vibration syndrome
, an industrial disease suffered by power tool users in sectors including construction.
Employees started suffering from all kinds of psychological syndromes, from nomophobia (fear of being without a phone) to phantom vibration syndrome
(where you think you feel your phone vibrating even though your phone isn't there) to screen insomnia to smartphone addiction.
The effects of vibration on the hand can also result in vibration syndrome
or vibration white finger entity where symptoms of main effects are narrowing of arteries in fingers and hands and damage to the ends of the nerves.
Social media has not only affected the way our brains work, it's also interfered with our nervous systems. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563212000799) Phantom vibration syndrome
is a relatively new but completely legitimate psychological process where individuals constantly believe their phones are vibrating.
Company officers had also admitted charges that four employees had been diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
(HAVS) as a result of regular use of percussive or vibrating tools, and these had not been reported to the relevant enforcing authority.
The ongoing research of the ATRG has focussed on HTVs, which are known to cause various musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular disorders such as hand-arm vibration syndrome
and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Prolonged exposure to hand-transmitted vibration can cause different vibration-induced injuries, which are collectively known as hand-arm vibration syndrome
Zulquernain Mallick discussed about Hand-arm vibration syndrome
(HAVS) is very common among workers operating power tools and performing similar work for extended period of time.
(2009) Process management and tool selection to minimize risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome
, San Diego, CA," in Presentation to the National Defense Industries Association (NDIA) Systems Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, October 26-29, 2009.