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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PULSAR INSTRUMENTS says its newest product the Pulsar vB Hand Arm Vibration Meter is the ideal instrument to measure the vibration of power tools to help protect workers from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Vibration white finger.
Ambulance-chasing lawyers Mellor Hargreaves Ltd drummed up businesses with adverts aimed at people who'd got compensation for vibration white finger - an industrial injury caused by repeated use of power tools.
Professional negligence expert Robert Godfrey, partner at Leedsbased solicitors Simpson Millar, has set up a specialist unit to help miners who have made claims for industrial diseases such as Vibration White Finger - a debilitating condition affecting joints and muscles caused by using vibrating, handheld machinery.
Big law firms got rich on claims from injured pitmen, representing them for a host of industrial diseases such as vibration white finger.
It resulted in 21 former employees suffering with a hand arm vibration syndrome, known as vibration white finger, which can lead to permanent disability.
He was the first of several workers suing the council after developing "vibration white finger" from handling tools such as pneumatic drills.
CONSTRUCTION workers throughout the Midlands who use power tools have been warned they could be at risk of Vibration White Finger.
He ordered Andrew Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to rethink the way people suffering with the disabling condition vibration white finger are assessed for disability benefits.
It was set up after test cases in 1997 and 1998 found that British Coal had been negligent over miners' breathing problems and cases of vibration white finger -a crippling hand condition linked to the use of vibrating machinery.
Excessive exposure to vibration can increase the risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which is displayed through symptoms such as Vibration White Finger (VWF), a whitening of the fingers which can lead to circulatory, joint, muscle and nerve problems.
The cash is paid by the Government for handling compensation claims for chest disease and vibration white finger. Many of those making claims worked at pits in North Wales.
Other conditions toplague the workers includechronic bronchitis andemphysema, vibration white finger and chronicpulmonary lung disease.
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