Vibration Hazards and Control

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Summary Statement

In the early 18th century, Ramazzini, the first occupational physician, pointed out that vibration exposure had noxious effects. These harmful effects have actually emerged with industrialization. The cumulative effects on the body can be wide and varied. Some of the more common disorders are White Finger Disease (Raynaud's Syndrome), Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, and various bone and joint disorders. Long term exposure to vibration can also cause nausea, impaired vision, hyperventilation, raised blood pressure, impaired cardiac rhythm, and increased energy dissipation leading to exhaustion

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