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Vibration white finger
Domain: Health and safety at work => Diseases/accidents
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Grammar notes
A vascular disorder which is a form of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). This is a painful condition of the fingers, thumbs or hands, wrists or arms which is caused or contributed to by exposure to hand-arm vibration. The effects can include impaired blood circulation, damage to the nerves and muscles, and loss of ability to grip properly. It can result in a reduction of dexterity and ability to carry out common functions using these areas of the body.
Definition source
Jones adapted from Vibration Solutions – Practical ways to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration injury, 1997, HSG170, HSE Books; Hand-Arm Vibration, 2001, HSG 88, HSE Books; and the DTI website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/coalhealth/03.htm.
European legislation
Directives 2002/44/EC, 89/391/EEC
British legislation
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
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