Hand Wound Monday: Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

From the Havs Risk Management website:

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is the generic terms used to describe a variety of injuries incurred to the hands and arms caused through excessive exposure to vibrating tools.

HAVS was previously known as the industrial injury vibration white finger which describes the main symptom displayed in sufferers. The blanching appearance in the fingers and hands is created by poor blood circulation which destroys blood vessels and tissue.

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