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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.

Balfour Beatty repeatedly put workers at risk of developing HAVS

A division of infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty has been fined £500,000 after exposing workers to the risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) for nine years.

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Noise and vibration special: A fit response

Fit-testing ear protection has yet to take off but it offers health and productivity benefits.

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. 

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