Risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome according to occupation and sources of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration: A national survey.
BACKGROUND: Although some occupational sources of hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) have been extensively investigated, the risks associated with others are poorly characterized. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to a community sample of 12,240 men aged 16- 64 years and 906 men from the armed forces. Questions covered current occupation, sources of HTV, numbness or tingling in the fingers in the past week, and finger blanching. In the 5,364 respondents who had been at work in the past week, ...Expand abstract
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