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Document ID (ISN)111797
CIS number 11-0472
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR 666
Author(s) Poole K., Mason H.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Data mining in a HAVS referral population
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 81p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access RR_666.pdf [in English]
Abstract The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) in the United Kingdom has provided a Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) diagnostic service for individuals under health surveillance over the past seven years. Essentially, these are vibration-exposed workers who are referred by the enterprises' own occupational health services, external occupational health providers and general practitioners, for a diagnosis and staging concerning HAVS. HSL have access to data from 656 individuals who have given consent for their information to be used for research purposes. This report details and analyses the information that has been collected from this referral cohort and details the nature of the health problems, the vibration exposure and employment history in these individuals. It attempts to answer some questions that are of direct relevance to HSE's Noise and Vibration Programme's health-related goals.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; safety and health documentation
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; public OSH institutions; research; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration