The Hidden Dangers of Vibration [2623]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Eisenman

   Delia Treaster, Ergonomic Technical Advisor, Ohio BWC

Track: Construction
Secondary Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced


Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a common occupational disease that is often unrecognized or misdiagnosed. Workers who use power tools such as grinders, impact wrenches or chain saws risk permanent injuries to their hands. Learn how vibration can destroy soft tissues in the fingertips and what frequencies are the most dangerous. Find out the most effective methods to protect your hands from this potentially disabling injury.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize HAVS and understand how it develops
Describe who is at greatest risk for HAVS
Identify the most dangerous frequencies for HAVS
Explain effective countermeasures to protect against HAVS

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  EPA: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

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