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


MSD prevention site factsheet

What's New?

Welcome to the new MSD Prevention Guideline site. We are working hard to develop it further. Look out for new content, including more "Hazards and Controls" . 


MSD prevention site factsheet

Introduction Factsheet

Download the factsheet introducing the new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario.


Sad Face Icons

Success Stories

Read success stories and case studies about preventing MSD. These stories may apply to your workplace and help you make the right decision. 


Question mark

Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of myths about preventing MSD at work. With good information and actions, MSD can be prevented


Click to view page content references

DISCLAIMER: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

Workplace Solutions to Back Pain, Shoulder Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow & Other Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD):
Search Icon