Presented in partnership with the 2018 American Conference on Human Vibration
Professionals working in construction, mining, manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, and agriculture may be at increased risk for vibration injuries. Vibration exposures may cause damage to muscles, joints, circulation and nerves, and in some cases may lead to permanent disability. In the United States, 356,910 cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resulting in days away from work were reported in 2015.*
Many machines and tools used in the workplace require proper ergonomic assessment, design and layout to reduce and prevent worker exposures to vibration. This 1-day course will provide training on whole body vibration, arm and shoulder vibration basics, current research, 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.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2015. Released on November 10, 2016.