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Intervertebral disc prolapse - Using hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tools Factor

This contention only applies to specific sites.

A vibrating percussive industrial tool can include a pneumatic or power tool commonly used in an industrial setting which imparts vibration and impaction forces to the spine and joints of the upper limbs.

Examples

A pneumatic tool is any tool driven by compressed air.  Jack hammers, pneumatic drills, compacters, large pop rivet guns [of the sort used on construction sites], sand blasting equipment and spray painting equipment are all pneumatic tools.  Power tools that meet this description include hammer-drills, rock drills, grinders and chain saws.  Information about the nature and scope of various service occupations is contained in physical requirements, duties, and workplace hazards of specific military occupations.

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 September 2011.

Investigative Documents
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Claimant Report
Using a Hand-Held Vibrating Percussive Industrial Tool - Intervertebral Disc Prolapse
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Preliminary questions [38442]

12523 there is some evidence that using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

38444  the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and VEA service for intervertebral disc prolapse.

38445   the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and VEA service for the clinical onset of intervertebral disc prolapse.

38447  the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and operational service for the clinical onset of intervertebral disc prolapse.

or

38448  the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and eligible service for the clinical onset of intervertebral disc prolapse.

or

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

38446   the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and VEA service for the clinical worsening of intervertebral disc prolapse.

38449  the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and operational service for the clinical worsening of intervertebral disc prolapse.

or

38450  the veteran has established the causal connection between using a hand-held vibrating percussive industrial tool and eligible service for the clinical worsening of intervertebral disc prolapse.

Clinical onset and operational service [38447]

38451 the veteran has used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years at some time.

38453 the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

38457 operational service made a material contribution to the veteran using hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

Clinical onset and eligible service [38448]

38452 the veteran has used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years at some time.

38454 the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

38458 eligible service made a material contribution to the veteran using hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

Clinical worsening and operational service [38449]

38451 the veteran has used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years at some time.

38455 the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38461 the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred before the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38459 operational service made a material contribution to the veteran using hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 25 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [38450]

38452 the veteran has used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years at some time.

38456 the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38462 the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred before the veteran used hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38460 eligible service made a material contribution to the veteran using hand-held, vibrating, percussive, industrial tools for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.