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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) has been causing injuries since the eighteenth century. However, employers in the UK can only be held responsible for injuries cause by vibration from 1 January 1976. This is the “date of knowledge”, established by the high number of cases among miners during the 1970s.