Category Archives: Vibration Injuries

Housing Associations in Wales need to do more to protect workers from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

[breadcrumb] Housing Associations in Wales need to do more to protect workers from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome A second community housing association in Wales has been fined for mismanaging risks of injury to its employee’s just months after another Welsh housing association was fined £100,000 for the same failure. Newport Magistrates’ Court fined Tai Calon […]

Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease

[breadcrumb] Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease A condition suffered by many ex-miners has been rejected by the Department of Work & Pensions as a prescribed industrial disease. Dupuytren’s Contracture or Disease is a condition which has been known as ‘claw hand’ as it affects the connective tissues in the […]

Could your pain be down to Raynaud’s Disease?

[breadcrumb] Could your pain be down to Raynaud’s Disease? February 2018 is Raynaud’s Awareness Month. Despite the problem affecting up to 10 million people in the UK, many people have never heard of it before. Many of us, however, will suffer from it and we will most certainly know someone who has. Raynaud’s disease is […]

Engineering sector must improve vibration safety

[breadcrumb] Engineering sector must improve vibration safety In the past few months two engineering companies based in the North West have been fined after they failed to protect their employees from vibration injury at work.  The cases reflect the ongoing battle to raise awareness and understanding of the high potential for vibration injury in the […]

‘Smart’ gloves could eradicate VWF risk

[breadcrumb] ‘Smart’ gloves could eradicate VWF risk A team at Nottingham Trent University has developed gloves containing minuscule sensors that could help protect workers from exposure to vibration. Vibration affects thousands of workers in a variety of industries such as construction, arboriculture, agriculture and mining, and can cause permanent, painful symptoms.  Over the past decade, […]

Dramatic increase in Building Sector health non-compliance

[breadcrumb] Dramatic increase in Building Sector health non-compliance The UK’s largest construction safety group has reported a 42% rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ non-compliances in the past year. The increase is based on over 20,000 independent inspections carried out by Building Safety Group in 2016. The number of noise related non-compliances has […]

Employers still failing to protect workers from painful vibration injury

[breadcrumb] Employers still failing to protect workers from painful vibration injury A little-known workplace injury is causing pain and discomfort for an estimated 2 million people in the UK but many have no idea how they contracted the problem, and employers are failing to protect their workers. Little known injury affects 2 million Nimish Patel, […]

The Risk of Vibration Injuries in the Motor Industry – Client Case Study

[breadcrumb] The Risk of Vibration Injuries in the Motor Industry – Client Case Study The motor industry of the UK is well known across the world with car makers such as Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Jaguar dominating successful entrepreneur’s driveways and car enthusiasts alike. However little is known about the processes and different roles […]

Two Fines Exceeding £200k for Hand Arm Vibration and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cases Amongst Employees

[breadcrumb] Two Fines Exceeding £200k for Hand Arm Vibration and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cases Amongst Employees Two separate companies have received hefty fines both exceeding £200,000 in April and May due to their failings to protect workers from developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. One company, a Pipefitters based in Newport, pleaded […]

Roberts Jackson’s Tips on Treatment and Prevention of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

[breadcrumb] Roberts Jackson’s Tips on Treatment and Prevention of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is the medical term for symptoms caused by the excessive use of vibratory hand-held or hand guided power tools and machines. The excessive use of vibratory tools can cause damage to the nerves, blood vessels and joints of the […]