Which jobs could expose me to hand-arm vibration?

A wide range of jobs involve the use of vibrating tools and equipment, including:

  • building and construction work;
  • forestry;
  • foundry work;
  • heavy engineering;
  • mining and quarrying;
  • cleaning and domestic work;
  • public services, such as parks maintenance, clearing water courses and road sweeping; and
  • public utilities, including gas, water, electric and telephone installation, and maintenance work.
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