Avonova invest heavily to prevent vibration damage due to the swedish work environment Authority's increased focus on vibration damage. Avonova and VibroSense Dynamics have signed a letter of intent with the aim of set up a nationwide organization for health care examinations of workers exposed to vibration. The initiative is a direct result of increased demand from the company's customers and means that Avonova intends to purchase 24 VibroSense Meter II.
The Swedish Work Environment Authority increase demands on employers to reduce vibration injuries. During 2019 and 2020, the authority will conduct 1000 inspection annually. As a response to the Authority's requirements and the fact that employers have an obligation to offer health care examinations, Avonova will set up a nationwide organization for health checks of vibration-exposed workers. These workers are employed in construction, demolition, dental care and the automotive sectors. VibroSense Dynamics will support Avonova, which is a result of increased demand from the company's customers. Thus, a good opportunity for Avonova to broaden its offer
- "Thanks to the collaboration with VibroSense and a new screening mode, we get an efficient and simple tool to help our customers detect and follow up measures to prevent a serious work environment problem," says Jörgen Malmenskog, CEO Avonova Hälsa AB.
- ”Avonova's major investment is welcome since vibration injuries is a very serious problem in several different professions. I look forward to the collaboration where we deliver our newly developed instrument VibroSense Meter II which we believe is the most reliable instrument for detection of early sensory impairments in fingers and hands,”says Toni Speidel, CEO of VibroSense Dynamics.
About vibration damage
Vibration damage caused by vibrating tools is today the most common work related injury in Sweden and represents 28% of all registered work injuries. The use of hand-held vibrating tools has been at a constant level for 10 years. In Sweden, about 400,000 workers work with hand-held vibrating tools on a daily basis that can cause damage to nerves, blood circulation, joints, and muscles.
The most common symptoms of vibration damage are impaired sense of touch, numbness, white fingers, and loss of fine motor skill. The injuries often cause lifelong suffering. Affected occupational groups are people work in the land and plant, engineering industry, dental care and the automotive and construction industry.
Toni Speidel, VD VibroSense Dynamics AB,
Phone: +46 40 88 026
Contact Avonova Hälsa AB
Sofia Åström Paulsson chief medical officer
Tel: + +46 727 21 26 80
About VibroSense Dynamics AB (publ)
VibroSense Dynamics AB (public) sells and develops efficient systems to support early detection and diagnosis of sensory neuropathy, i.e. disease of large nerve fibres and nerve trunks in e.g. legs and arms. The Company, founded in 2005, has been listed on Spotlight stock market since May 2015.
Our vision is that the VibroSense Meter shall be the golden standard instrument for neurological examinations to assess sensory neuropathy and help to improve life conditions for patients having a risk of getting nerve injuries.
About Avonova Hälsa AB (publ)
Avonova offers services in corporate health and leadership development. With broad knowledge and great commitment, we help organizations and their employees become more sustainable, communicate more efficiently, and feel better. Our 700 employees in 120 locations deliver health services every day throughout Sweden.