Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is more common among those working with hand-held power tools and holding material in place for machining. Prolonged exposure to vibration can lead to damage to the hand(s), which may eventually lead to HAVS.
Tier 2 HAVS: Annual Screening
Tier 3 HAVS: Clinical Assessment
Tier 4 HAVS: Formal Diagnosis
Common symptoms of HAVS are:
Impaired circulation (leading to Vibration White Finger), Reduced sense of touch, Numbness, Reduced manual dexterity, Tingling, Stiffness of the joints ,Reduced grip strength