Power tools have been known to induce the risk of vibration-related diseases. An acute disease that is caused by regular exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) is known as white finger or Raynaud’s disease. There are also other vibration-related diseases such as: permanent and painful numbness and tingling in the hands and arms, painful joints and muscle weakening, damage to bones in the hands and arms.
Injuries Related to Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV)
Daily exposure of workers to vibration in power tools can results in vibration-related injuries. Links below are some articles on vibration-related injuries:
Note: links will be added over time.
by: Yemi Setiadi, Mechanical Design Engineer