vibration white finger

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vibration white finger

n
(Physiology) a condition affecting workers using vibrating machinery, which causes damage to the blood vessels and nerves of the fingers and leads to a permanent loss of feeling
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Exposure to hand-arm vibration may result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) which is comprised of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal components.
The physical examination had 4 stated purposes: elicitation of clinical signs, the assessment of neuromuscular, vascular and musculoskeletal function, the recognition of possible signs of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and the developmental of differential diagnoses based on clinical findings.
Also on the list are musculoskeletal disorders (with 48% of construction workers reporting backache compared to the EU sectoral average of 33%), exposure to asbestos (with 600,000 construction employees working each year in places where the carcinogenic fibres are present), exposure to solvents and other dangerous substances, excessive contact with lead, high noise levels, and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) for those regularly using power tools.
In the mid-1980s, the first of over 1,000 cases of hand-arm vibration syndrome in workers at the Electric Boat Corp.
His symptoms were typical of the hand-arm vibration syndrome caused by the prolonged use of industrial tools, and have never previously been reported.
The adverse effects of exposure to excessive grinding-induced vibration in the foundry have been identified as vibration white finger, hand-arm vibration syndrome and, perhaps, carpal tunnel syndrome," said Robert Beebe, Acme Abrasive Co.
The hand-arm vibration syndrome affects workers who perform tasks that generate vibration.