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.

HUMAN VIBRATION: Assessment and Impact on Workers

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


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

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the sources of whole body and hand-arm vibration
• Describe the National and International standards for vibration assessment and methods
for control
• Explain common work-related MSDs and recognize associated risk factors
• Assess how to choose the right tool for the task
• Describe the various controls that can be used to reduce whole body and hand-arm
vibration exposures
• Make informed decisions concerning training, job modification and recognize importance
of engineering controls, administrative controls and prevention through design

For speaker information, VIEW THE COURSE FLYER

For any questions about registration, please contact the NW Center at or 206-543-1069 or 800-326-7568

Intended Audience

Business managers and owners with workers involved in: transportation, warehousing, utilities, construction, mining, manufacturing, materials management, food service, health care, etc.; human resource professionals, ergonomists, industrial hygienists, safety and health professionals, primary care professionals, physical and occupational therapists, safety committee members, risk managers, procurement staff, equipment design professionals.


Contact Hours: 8.0

CEUs: 0.8

American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance (CM) can be obtained for this activity. Go to for CM credit criteria.