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October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3)

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HAVS update: the IIAC position paper and the L140


Consultant occupational physician Dr Roger Cooke examines two key documents on the assessment, control and management of hand–arm vibration syndrome.

Two important documents have been published on hand–arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – a position paper from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) and the long-awaited update of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance to the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
IIAC position paper
IIAC Position Paper 43, A review of the assessment and objective testing for the vascular component of hand -arm vibration syndrome, provides a useful summary of recent evidence1. It was prepared in response to concerns about possible inappropriate rejection of claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit…

Dr Roger Cooke, Consultant occupational physician

Author: Cooke R


Occupational Health at Work October/November 2019 (vol. 16/3) pp37-38

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