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Current intelligence bulletin 38 - vibration syndrome.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1983 Mar; :1-21
NIOSHTIC No.
20000268
Abstract
In light of a comprehensive study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Institute concludes that vibrating handtools can cause vibration syndrome, a condition also known as vibration white finger and as Raynaud's phenomenon of occupational origin. Vibration syndrome has adverse circulatory and neural effects in the fingers, the signs and symptoms include numbness, pain, and blanching (turning pale and ashen). Of particular concern is evidence of advanced stages of vibration syndrome after exposures as short as one year. NIOSH recommends that jobs be redesigned to minimize the use of vibrating handtools and that powered handtools be redesigned to minimize vibration. Where jobs cannot be redesigned to eliminate vibration using tools such as pneumatic hammers, gasoline chain saws, and other powered handtools, engineering controls, work practices, and administrative controls should be employed to minimize exposure.
Keywords
Vibration; Vibration-control; Vibration-disease; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Raynaud's-disease; White-finger; Tools; Tool-redesign; Hand-tools; Job-redesign; Ergonomics; Work-practices; Construction-Search
Publication Date
19830329
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Current Intelligence Bulletin
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-238493
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 83-110; CIB 38
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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