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Document ID (ISN)59917
CIS number 93-659
Year 1992
Convention or series no. HSE IACL69
Foundries Industry Advisory Committee
Title Vibration white finger in foundries - Advice for employers
Bibliographic information HSE Information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, 1992. 8p. 6 ref.
Abstract This leaflet gives advice to employers on reducing the risk of ill health caused by exposure to the use of rotating or percussive hand-guided tools. Symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome and vibration white finger are described along with precautions and preventive measures, including identification of risks to employees, review of product and process design, purchase of new tools and equipment and health surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; vibrating tools; foundries; hand-arm vibration; Raynaud's phenomenon; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; data sheet; medical supervision
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
Cardiovascular diseases
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations