Silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome – one man’s story


A set of videos highlighting the twin issues of silicosis and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

19 February 2018

Glyn Jones talks about a 40-year career as a stonemason working on construction projects on the railway and other locations, and recalls changing attitudes to occupational health through the decades – from a largely casual attitude in the 1970s to the present-day when the health of workers is at the forefront of concerns.

Now suffering from the effects of both silicosis and HAVS, he passionately urges both employers and young people starting out in the industry to ensure that they use all the correct equipment and take every possible precaution to safeguard their health.

For further information on silicosis and HAVS and other occupational health topics, visit our occupational health section.

Silica dust

This video is hosted on YouTube.

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

This video is hosted on YouTube.