March 2022

What is hand-arm vibration?

Be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with hand-arm vibration.

Understanding the vibration levels of different hand-held power tools

Recognize how the vibration level and frequency range of commoly used power tools influence the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.

Controlling hand-arm vibration exposure and risk reduction

Learn how to apply the hierarchy of controls to minimize hand-arm vibration risks.

Want to participate in a hand-arm vibration study?

Contact WorkSafeBC for more information.

Upcoming events and more resources

Check out these events and resources on topics related to human factors and ergonomics.


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For more information on  topics related to vibration, please visit our Vibration page.

For general resources, please visit our Ergonomics page.

If you have questions about ergonomics, human factors or need help managing the risk opf MSI in your workplace, please contact us at:


WorkSafeBC, PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 5L5