Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Hand-Arm Vibration

September 1989
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 89-106

This criteria document examines the occupational health problems associated with the use of vibrating tools and provides criteria for reducing the risk of developing vibration-induced health problems. In this document, the term “vibrating tools” includes both hand-held vibrating tools and stationary tools that transmit vibration through a workpiece. The major health problems associated with the use of vibrating tools are signs and symptoms of peripheral vascular and peripheral neural disorders of the fingers and hands.

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