Hand-arm vibration syndrome in South African gold miners.

@article{Nyantumbu2006HandarmVS,
  title={Hand-arm vibration syndrome in South African gold miners.},
  author={Busi Nyantumbu and Chris M. Barber and Mary Massaron Ross and Andrew David Curran and David A Taylor Fishwick and Belinda Dias and Spo M Kgalamono and James Ian Phillips},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          25-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is associated with the use of hand-held vibrating tools. Affected workers may experience symptoms of tingling, numbness, loss of grip strength and pain. Loss of dexterity may impair everyday activities, and potentially increase the risk of occupational accidents. Although high vibration levels (up to 31 m/s(2)) have been measured in association with rock drills, HAVS has not been scientifically evaluated in the South African mining industry. AIMS… CONTINUE READING
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