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Health Surveillance for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

HAVS is more common amongst those working with hand-held power tools and holding material in place for machining. Prolonged exposure to vibration can lead to damage to the hand(s), which may eventually lead to HAVS.

Latus Health provides:

Tier 2 HAVS: Annual Screening
Tier 3 HAVS: Clinical Assessment
Tier 4 HAVS: Formal Diagnosis

Common symptoms of HAVS are:

Impaired circulation (leading to Vibration White Finger), Reduced sense of touch, Numbness, Reduced manual dexterity, Tingling, Stiffness of the joints ,Reduced grip strength

 

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Tier 2 HAVS
  • Annual self-administered short questionnaire asking about certain symptoms
  • If agreed, can be non-confidential
  • Option to have a Responsible Person
    -Able to gain confidence and cooperation
    -Can explain how the screening system operates and describe symptoms
    -No qualifications and must not interpret symptoms
    -Some training from an occupational health nurse
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Tier 3 HAVS
  • Does the employee have HAVS
  • How severe are the symptoms
    -Stage 1 on Stockholm Scale least severe
    -Stage 3 on Stockholm Scale most severe
  • Qualified person to conduct interview and examination
    -Occupational health nurse
Tier 4 HAVS
  • Formal diagnosis
  • Fitness for work decision
    -Prevent loss of hand function
    -No cases to progress to Stage 3 on Stockholm Scales
    -Remove from exposure at late Stage 2
  • Responsibility of the doctor
  • Medical records are confidential (need consent to disclose which stage of disease)

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Health Surveillance for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

HAVS is more common amongst those working with hand-held power tools and holding material in place for machining. Prolonged exposure to vibration can lead to damage to the hand(s), which may eventually lead to HAVS.

Latus Health provides:

Tier 2 HAVS: Annual Screening
Tier 3 HAVS: Clinical Assessment
Tier 4 HAVS: Formal Diagnosis

Common symptoms of HAVS are:

Impaired circulation (leading to Vibration White Finger), Reduced sense of touch, Numbness, Reduced manual dexterity, Tingling, Stiffness of the joints ,Reduced grip strength

 

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Health Surveillance for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

HAVS is more common amongst those working with hand-held power tools and holding material in place for machining. Prolonged exposure to vibration can lead to damage to the hand(s), which may eventually lead to HAVS.

Latus Health provides:

Tier 2 HAVS: Annual Screening
Tier 3 HAVS: Clinical Assessment
Tier 4 HAVS: Formal Diagnosis

Common symptoms of HAVS are:

Impaired circulation (leading to Vibration White Finger), Reduced sense of touch, Numbness, Reduced manual dexterity, Tingling, Stiffness of the joints ,Reduced grip strength

 

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