Current status of hand-arm vibration syndrome in China -Occurrence, laws, and measures of prevention and control

Authors

  • Gao Xing School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital Medical University, No 10 Xi Tou Tiao, You An Men Wai, Feng Tai District, Beijing 100069, China
  • Sun Li Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Beijing Railway General Hospital, China
  • He Li Hua School of Public Health, Health Science Center, Peking University, China
  • Liu Yao Yao School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital Medical University, No 10 Xi Tou Tiao, You An Men Wai, Feng Tai District, Beijing 100069, China
  • Wei Yun Fang Dept of Public Health and Occupational Health, Chao Yang District Center for Diseases Prevention and Control, China
  • Liu Zhao Qi Beijing Capital International Air Port Hospital, China

Keywords:

Laws and legislation, Machine vibrations, Miners, Occupational diseases, Coal miners, Control groups, Control of vibrations, Control program, Current status, Hand-arm vibration syndrome, Joint damages, National standard, Perception thresholds, Peripheral nerves, X-ray image

Abstract

Various reports of HAV exposures in China are presented and regulations to prevent and control HAVS, and the new national prevention and control program for occupational diseases, is outlined. Studies were conducted to investigate joint damage in exposed workers and changes in x-ray images were examined. In 1982, Chang Jizeng et al. investigated a group of polishing and grinding workers. Among them, 41.2% had hand tendon contractures, while the control groups had none. In 2009, there were more than 1.5 million coal miners in China and most of them worked underground and were exposed to HAV. In October 1985, China published and implemented the national standard that has played a positive role in promoting work on prevention and control of vibration disease. More research is being done on hand numbness, pain, sensomy dysfunction, peripheral nerve injumy, and vibration perception thresholds and their clinical significance for assessing HAVS.

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2011-06-01

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Xing G, Li S, Hua HL, Yao LY, Fang WY, Qi LZ. Current status of hand-arm vibration syndrome in China -Occurrence, laws, and measures of prevention and control. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];39(2):110-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2382

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada