Fact sheet from the  British Health and Safety Executive  (HSE) that gives information about hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure to stone masons. Lists typical vibration levels for chipping hammers, sand rammers, angle grinders, disc cutters, disc sanders, and rock drills. Includes facts about health effects, symptoms, types of tools that are of concern, and ways to reduce the hazard. (4 pages PDF)

Keywords: Construction, Stone Masonry, Hand, Vibration, Administrative, Training, HAV, Stone Mason




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