Hand arm vibration information sheet


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Workers using hand-held power tools – such as jack-hammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches – may be exposed to harmful levels of hard-arm vibration (HAV).  

This information sheet is on how to manage the risk of HAV in the workplace.  

Minimising vibration exposure can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. 

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