Adverse Outcomes Associated with Occupational Exposures to Whole Body Vibration: Making a Health, Safety and Business Case

Monday, October 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Sun Life Financial Auditorium (Room 1621)
Lyle S. Hallman Institute (LHI)
University of Waterloo

This free lecture will demonstrate how adverse health and safety outcomes can result from occupational exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) and how methods to reduce WBV exposures can positively impact vehicle operator health and safety and ultimately benefit company profitability.  

CRE-MSD and the Hallman Lecture Series are pleased to present this free public lecture by Dr. Peter Johnson, Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington. 

Peter Johnson

Dr. Johnson and his lab are internationally recognized for their work evaluating seating alternatives to reduce vehicle operator exposures to WBV. Currently, in cooperation with Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, Oregon State University and Pontifical Xavierian University, his lab is conducting studies to evaluate ways to reduce WBV exposures in the semi-truck, bus and mining industries. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Whole Body Vibration Committee and an American Delegate on the International Standards Organization (ISO) Whole Body Vibration Committee. In addition, Dr. Johnson has worked with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Logitech assisting with the design, and evaluation and introduction of new tablets, notebook computers, keyboards and mice, and with Steelcase on the design and introduction of new ergonomic office furniture.

Location & Parking

UPDATE: This event has been moved to the Sun Life Financial Auditorium (room 1621) in the Lyle S. Hallman Institute (noted as LHI on the campus map).

Visitor parking is available on a first come, first served basis in Lots M, N, W, and X. Parking is $5.00 - 6.00 (depending on the lot); parking permit machines accept coin and credit card.

Directional signage for the lecture will be posted at multiple entrances and throughout the building on the day of the event.

Interactive campus map


This is a free event, but registration is required. Please complete the online registration form. 

For assistance, contact Betina Butler at


A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.