Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

CREOD Research Flash – October 2019

The issue: The impact of hand-arm vibration syndrome on daily functioning and quality of life We know that workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration can develop a chronic occupational disease termed hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). While our ability to diagnose HAVS has progressed well, littl

Vasospasm in the feet in workers assessed for HAVS.

House R, Jiang D, Thompson A, Eger T, Krajnak K, Sauvé J, Schweigert M. Occup Med (Lond). 2011 Mar;61(2):115-20. Epub 2010 Dec 31. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the presence of the vascular component of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in the hands increases

HAVS Workshop, November 27-28, 2006

CREOD held a workshop in November 2006 to bring together key clinicians and researchers from across the country, to discuss current knowledge of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, and to develop recommendations for improved recognition of the syndrome. The workshop was jointly funded by CREOD and the

Vibration-white foot: a case report.

Thompson AM, House R, Krajnak K, Eger T. Occup Med (Lond). 2010 Oct;60(7):572-4. Epub 2010 Aug 3. BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refers to the neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal problems that may arise due to exposure to segmental vibration to the hands. An analogous syndr

Discussion Paper on Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

House RA. August, 2010. Link to article

Noise-induced hearing loss in construction workers being assessed for hand-arm vibration syndrome.

House RA, Sauvé JT, Jiang D. Can J Public Health. 2010 May-Jun;101(3):226-9. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Construction workers are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) but often have no periodic audiometric testing. METHODS: The participants were construction workers assessed for Hand-Ar

Dr. Ron House: HAVS 2011: Conference summary

St. Michael’s Hospital Occupational Medicine Rounds. 8:00 AM St. Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Cardinal Carter Wing, Room 6-002 Webcasting: For more information, contact Theresa Hollosi at

Current perception threshold and the HAVS Stockholm sensorineural scale.

House R, Krajnak K, Manno M, Lander L. Occup Med (Lond). 2009 Oct;59(7):476-82. Epub 2009 May 21. BACKGROUND: It is important to determine which tests of sensorineural dysfunction identify the neurological damage from hand-arm vibration exposure. AIMS: To examine the association between the hand-arm

Upper extremity disability in workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome.

House R, Wills M, Liss G, Switzer-McIntyre S, Manno M, Lander L. Occup Med (Lond). 2009 May;59(3):167-73. Epub 2009 Mar 4. BACKGROUND: Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a common occupational problem and it is important to understand the disability associated with this condition. AIMS: To measure

Prostate cancer and driving occupations: could whole body vibration play a role?

Young E, Kreiger N, Purdham J, Sass-Kortsak A. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2009 Apr;82(5):551-6. Epub 2009 Feb 26. ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To summarize the literature on the risk of prostate cancer in whole body vibration (WBV) related occupations and estimate a combined meta-rate ratio. METHOD