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Document ID (ISN)76148
CIS number 01-228
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2476-5
Year 1999
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 232/1999
Author(s) Palmer K.T., Coggon D., Bendall H.E., Pannett B., Griffin M.J., Haward B.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Hand-transmitted vibration: Occupational exposures and their health effects in Great Britain
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 1999. vi, 149p. Illus. 67 ref. Price: GBP 37.50.
Abstract Based on the responses of approximately 13,000 men and women of working age selected at random in the United Kingdom to a questionnaire on exposure to vibration at work, the main conclusions of the survey are: approximately 4.2 million men and 0.7 million women are exposed to hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) at work in any one-week period; the occupations and industries with the highest exposures among men include metal-working production, carpenters, electricians, motor mechanics, plumbers, heating and ventilation workers, bricklayers and gardeners; exposure to HTV is a common cause of Raynaud's phenomenon among men; the most commonly used tools were hammer drills, hand-held portable grinders and jig saws; among women, highest exposures were for floor polishing among domestic workers and cleaners.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; hand-arm vibration; health hazards; exposure evaluation; Raynaud's phenomenon
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; scroll saws; electric grinders; hammer drills; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; questionnaire survey; metalworking industry; horticulture; sex-linked differences; bricklaying
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Exposure evaluation
Domestic workers
Hand and portable tools