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    The successful management of hand-arm vibration: interactive CD-ROM package. Edited by: health and safety executive. (Disks 2; £95 +VAT) 2000. Sudbury, Suffolk, UK: Health and Safety Executive. ISBN 0 7176 1713 0

    As someone who managed, by chance, to miss the preview of the Health and Safety Executive's CD-ROM package on hand-arm vibration syndrome (HA VS) at several meetings, this two disk product came as a pleasant surprise. Much useful material is presented on the clinical features of HA VS, on the risks arising from various categories of vibratory tools, on the ingredients of a health surveillance programme, and on practical tips for mitigating risk—including the selection of equipment, the redesign of work processes, and risk minimisation by job rotation and training. There is also a helpful legal section, and many …

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