Glove use and education in workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome

Authors

  • K. Rowley Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
  • D. Ajami Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
  • D. Gervais Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
  • L. Mooney Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
  • A. Solheim Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada
  • I. Kudla Dept. of Occup. and Environ. Health, St Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
  • D.L. Holness Dept. of Occup. and Environ. Health, St Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
  • S. Switzer-McIntyre Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave, Toronto ON, M5G 1V7, Canada

Keywords:

Education, Industrial hygiene, Machine vibrations, Occupational diseases, Hand-arm vibration syndrome, Health and safety, Occupational health and safety, Ontario, Protective gloves, Self-administered questionnaire, Toronto, Workplace exposure

Abstract

The current education practices related to glove use and the relationship between glove use education and glove use compliance are described. A self-administered questionnaire was developed exploring participant demographics, workplace characteristics, workplace exposures, protective glove characteristics, glove use compliance, provision of glove use education, and glove supply characteristics. Participants included consecutive patients presenting to SMHOEHC in Toronto, Ontario for investigation of HAVS. Eighty-eight percent reported the presence of a workplace joint health and safety committee, 87% reported receiving occupational health and safety training, and 97% reported receiving Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. The barriers workers reported to glove compliance included discomfort and difficulty using the gloves because of restraint and bulkiness.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Rowley K, Ajami D, Gervais D, Mooney L, Solheim A, Kudla I, Holness D, Switzer-McIntyre S. Glove use and education in workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 25];39(2):116-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2385

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada