Drilling and Vibration Hazards in Construction

Drilling concrete and other surfaces can cause a myriad of injury to workers, especially over time. Not only does hand-arm vibration exposure contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, but whole-body vibration can lead to debilitating low back injury and long-term medical problems. Safety experts warn that stationary postures or excessive movement of any type can stress the spine ... [Continue Reading]

High-Powered Hand Tools and Vibration Hazards

Operators of hand-held vibrating tools can be at serious health risks, especially if exposed to high levels of vibration over an extended period of time. There are specific recommendations to mitigate the types of nerve and tissue damage that can occur in the construction industry when using these types of tools. Vibration-induced white finger (VWF) is the most common ... [Continue Reading]