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Health surveillance ignorance costs door maker £50k

A door manufacturer has been fined after a longstanding employee was exposed to hand-arm vibration.

Daily use of power tools put housing association’s employees at risk of HAVS

A South Wales housing association, whose health surveillance found six cases of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), has been fined.

Twelve workers’ HAVS land Welsh council in court

Wrexham County Borough Council has been prosecuted after 12 workers were found to have contracted harm-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The authority ignored its own policies on monitoring workers’ vibration exposure while using hand-held power tools, such as lawn mowers strimmers and leaf blowers.

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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. 

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