Vibration Hazards Causing Injuries on Construction Jobs

Measuring vibration levels in factories, construction vehicles, building and machines is an important step in preventing injuries. Engineers, machine designers and technicians who specialize in this area can typically assess how repeated exposure to high level vibrations can potentially injure—or kill—someone. Hand-held tools such as grinders and sanders can compromise physical dexterity resulting in carpal tunnel and other similar conditions. How does this long-term wear and tear on the human body bring potential danger to construction jobs? This post by Rob Brauch covers the medical conditions that can lead to workplace hazards in ways that you may not have considered.

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