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Category: Vibration

Hand arm vibration and whole body vibration

HSL: Improving your Health Related Risk Assessments – HSL Buxton, 29 Sept 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

This course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 13-14 September 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians, GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on how to examine and manage cases of HAVS.

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Management of Hand Arm Vibration in the Workplace – An Introduction – Buxton, 8 September 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations.

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Pipe manufacturing company fined for safety failings

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) between April 2014 and July 2015.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 June 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

One-day refresher course designed for doctors and nurses who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.

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Two firms fined for safety breaches

Monday, April 25, 2016

Two Derbyshire-based construction firms were fined for safety breaches as a result of separate investigations into reported cases of carpel tunnel syndrome and hand arm vibration syndrome to employees.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 12-13 April 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians, GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on how to examine and manage cases of HAVS.

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Management of hand-arm vibration in the workplace: an introduction – Buxton, 14 March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations. It will provide practical advice and examples of how to carry out assessments and how to develop vibration control action plans.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 March 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

This one-day refresher course is designed for doctors and nurses who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.

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Twenty one workers’ lives affected after health was carelessly ignored

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Merthyr Tydfil based manufacturer has been fined after 21 employees were left permanently injured after being diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

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New construction guidance to stop workers dying each week from occupational disease

Friday, November 20, 2015

The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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Stone masonry boss failed to protect his workers’ health

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The owner of a stone masonry company has been fined for failing to protect the health of his workers, exposing them to preventable risk of suffering life-changing conditions.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Management of HAV in the Workplace: An introduction – HSL Buxton, 19 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations.

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RR1060 – A critical review of evidence related to hand-arm vibration syndrome and the extent of exposure to vibration

Monday, August 17, 2015

This report describes a systematic literature review on the nature of the exposure-response relationship between hand-transmitted vibration and the elements of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), ie the vascular, neurosensory and musculoskeletal components.

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Company fined after work suffers HAV

Friday, July 17, 2015

A facilities management company has been fined for safety failings that contributed to a worker sustaining Hand Arm Vibration.

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Coach builder’s ‘reckless disregard’ for workers’ health

Monday, June 22, 2015

 National bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. has been fined after it ignored multiple warnings about dangers to its workers’ health from overuse of hand-held power tools. 

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Forty per cent of construction sites fail health and safety spot-checks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.

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Vector Aerospace fined after workers’ health suffers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An international aerospace company based in Hampshire has been prosecuted after 13 employees were found to be suffering varying degrees of a debilitating nerve condition.

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