What tools and equipment can cause vibration injury?

Hundreds of types of tools and equipment can expose you to high levels of hand-arm vibration. The most common ones include:

  • jigsaws and chainsaws;
  • hammer drills and hand-held portable grinders;
  • floor polishers;
  • nut runners;
  • pedestal grinders;
  • power hammers and chisels;
  • power lawnmowers;
  • riveting hammers; and
  • strimmers and brush cutters.
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