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    Plymouth City Council fined £200,000 for HAVs failures

    Plymouth City Council has been fined £200,000 after employees who were exposed to vibrations in roles, including grass cutting, developed hand and wrist conditions.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 July 2023

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    Stop shaking

    Vibration from hand-held power tools can cause permanent damage to the hands, wrists and arms that makes it difficult to even tie the buttons of a shirt.

    By Mary Cameron, SOCOTEC on 10 February 2021

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    Wellbeing, the icing on the cake

    The most effective employee wellbeing programmes tackle genuine hazards and risks, such as preventing exposure to hazardous substances and supporting those with demanding jobs.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 05 October 2018

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    Aerospace firm in the dock after 100 HAVS cases identified

    Aerospace firm, Nordam Europe Limited has been fined £400,000 after workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

    By British Safety Council on 15 August 2018

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    Longstanding HAVs failures end in £500k fine for Balfour Beatty

    Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd (BBUS) has been fined £500,000 after hundreds of its workers were found to have been exposed to the risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) over a period of nine years.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 August 2018