Webinar - Adverse Outcomes Associated with Occupational Exposures to Whole Body Vibration: Making a Health, Safety and Business CaseExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar 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.

About the presenter

Peter JohnsonDr. Peter Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington. 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.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (WebEx)
Password: Vibration2020

Webinar slide presentation (PDF)

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.


Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province of Ontario.

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