Staywell ยป Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Health Surveillance

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Do you need Hand Arm Vibration syndrome (HAVS) health surveillance?

An important health and safety issue facing many heavy-industry and construction workers is the risk of vibration injury from certain handheld tools that leads to a condition called hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

The Control of Vibrations at work regulations 2005 define a daily exposure action value and a daily exposure limit value for hand transmitted vibration (HTV). Health surveillance must take place when: