2018 American Conference on Human Vibration (7th ACHV)



Welcome to the 2018 American Conference on Human Vibration website. We look forward to you joining us in Seattle, June 13-15, 2018 at the Cedarbrook Lodge.

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Download the conference proceedings PDF

This annual conference provides an opportunity for the exchange of information on all aspects of human responses to whole-body vibration, hand-transmitted vibration, and the emerging field of foot-transmitted vibration.


Scientists, engineers, medical doctors, psychologists, physiologists, health and safety specialists, consultants and others from government agencies, industry, and educational institutions will be in attendance.

7th ACHV Planning Committee

Pete Johnson | Professor | University of Washington
Jay Kim | Assistant Professor | Oregon State University
Florin Marcu | Human Vibration Engineer | Caterpillar
Nancy Simcox | Director, Continuing Education | University of Washington




7th ACHV Keynote Speakers

CONFERENCE AGENDA - Preliminary Program Now Available

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Schedule at - a - glance:

Welcome (no-host) reception Tuesday, June 12th 7pm-9pm Cedarbrook Lodge, Copperleaf Restaurant Bar

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8am-5pm - Paper Presentations. Evening Boeing tour.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 14, 2018 8am-5pm - Paper Presentations. King County Metro seating demo and Optimism Brewery social.

Day 3 - Friday, June 15th, 2018 8am-12pm - Paper Presentations. Afternoon University of Washington and Paccar Technical Center tours.

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REGISTRATION - Registration ends June 12th

Early bird registration until March 9  | $495  |  Early Registration Closed

Regular registration March 10 - June 1  |  $575 |  Regular Registration Closed

Late registration June 2 - June 12  |  $625  |  Click here for registration page

Student registration Jan 21 - June 12  |  $ 295 |  Click here for discounted student registration page



Boeing Renton 737 Production Facility, Renton  |  Wednesday, June 13th 6:10pm-8:00pm  |  SOLD OUT

USSC Group active suspension bus seat demo at King County Metro South Base  |  Thursday, June 14th 6:30pm-7:30pm  |  Social event hosted by United States Seating at Optimism Brewery 7:30pm-10:00pm  |  Complementary, shuttle transportation included |  Please contact Jeff Kruger, 610-906-5495 at USSC directly

Boeing Advanced research Center (BARC) Lab at University of Washington, Seattle  |  Friday, June 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm  |  Complementary, open house format, $6.50 roundtrip light rail ticket not included |  Click here for registration page

PACCAR Technical Center, Mt Vernon  |  Friday, June 15th 12:10pm-6:45pm  |  Registration closed



Thank you to our conference exhibitors:



The deadline for exhibitor applications has now passed. Please contact Pete Johnson at petej@uw.edu for more information.



Lodging is available on-site at Cedarbrook Lodge just minutes from SeaTac airport.

Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188

Conference discounted room block is now closed. For lodging please contact Cedarbrook for availability at www.cedarbrooklodge.com or 206-785-3533 or 877-515-2176. Guest amenities include complimentary shuttle to and from SeaTac airport, upgraded hot American breakfast, property wide free wireless internet access, and a 24-hour unlimited snack bar in the guest room lodges.

The lodge and conference center are just a short hotel shuttle ride from the Seattle light rail system.  The light rail will take you to downtown Seattle.  Alternatively, you could use taxis, Uber or Lyft for the 18 mile ride to downtown Seattle. With the transportation resources available, rental cars are not recommended.

Day-use parking is complimentary with valet services available. Overnight self parking is offered at a reduced rate of $10/car/night or by valet for $15/car/night.

Googlemaps directions to Cedarbrook Lodge.



HUMAN VIBRATION: Assessment and Impact on Workers - June 12, 2018

UW Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) Building - 7543 63rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Building 5, Bay B

This pre-conference course will provide training on the basics of whole-body vibration, hand, arm, and shoulder vibration basics, current research and new development, and in-depth guidance to aid participants in the management decision-making process concerning task analysis, exposure assessment and the evaluation of resources available to reduce and solve problems associated with vibration-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Click to download the course flyer.

Learn more about this exciting pre-conference opportunity on the course registration page.

Please note: pre-conference course is not included in ACHV Conference registration. Pre-conference course registration must be completed separately.



Seattle offers world-class dining, art, music, and entertainment all set between beautiful mountains and waterways. Downtown Seattle is 40 minute light rail trip from SeaTac and many car service options (taxis/Uber/Lyft) are available.

Seattle Mariners baseball has home games against the LA Angels and the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field during the conference and is just a 30 minute trip on light rail from SeaTac. Please visit the Seattle Mariners page for tickets and more information.

Please peruse this Seattle visitation guide put together by recommendations from the local chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association for a 2017 conference. Download a pdf of the Seattle guide



Please contact the University of Washington Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs with any questions regarding the information on this page. You can reach us at ce@uw.edu or by calling 206-685-3089.