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Furnace re-liner ignored vibration and silicosis risks

A manufacturer of monolithic refractory products that put workers at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and silicosis has been fined. 

BA maintenance arm exposed workers to vibration risk for eight years

British Airways Avionic Engineering (BAAE) failed to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration at its Talbot Green plant in south Wales between 2005 and 2013, Cardiff Crown Court was told.

Aerospace co put workers at risk of developing HAVS for 22 years

A company that carries out repairs of aircraft components has been fined £400,000 after exposing around 100 workers to the risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) for 22 years.


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Noise and vibration special: Double trouble

Some medicines and chemical substances are associated with permanent hearing loss, especially when combined with noise exposure. 

Heather Bryant, Balfour Beatty

The resurgent infrastructure and construction services group’s OSH head is driving down accident rates with carefully phased programmes. 

Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.