Workers whose hands are regularly exposed to high vibration may suffer from symptoms due to pathological effects on the peripheral vascular system, peripheral nervous system, muscles and other tissues of the hand and arm. Collectively the symptoms are known as ‘hand-arm vibration syndrome’ (HAVS). This is a painful disease, and is widespread where vibratory tools and machine are used.
This course includes lectures by practitioners with experience in assessing cases of possible HAVS, presentations and group discussion. There will also be a demonstration of instruments and tools relevant to both clinical and vibration exposure assessment in the workplace.
Topics covered during the course include:
- Laws, legislation and regulations
- Exposure in the workplace
- Effects, diagnosis and classification
- Management of exposed workers
Who is this course for?
This short course is aimed at doctors and nurses interested in obtaining competency in the assessment and management of workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Is this course accredited?
This course is approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians.
£575.00 per person
This includes refreshments and lunch on both days of the course.
How to apply
For further information please contact the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6013 / 6014