November 27, 2019 – Noon to 1pm
Whole Body Vibration
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is a common occupational hazard, particularly in transportation and manufacturing industries. WBV has been linked to low back pain which is one of the most common occupational injuries – it’s critical then that we understand more about WBV, where exposures occur, why they occur, and how to reduce WBV exposures.
In this webinar, we will create awareness about whole body vibration in the workplace: sources of WBV, which groups of workers may be at risk, how it affects the body, how to identify this hazard at work, what are the steps to take.
Participants of the webinar will be able to identify potential WBV exposure sources, understand WBV measurement methods, and how to interpret results including describing the occupational exposure limits for WBV. They will be able to discuss appropriate control measures to reduce WBV exposures and understand the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar is for anyone within an OSSE-certified company that has identified whole body vibration as a workplace hazard, or is interested in knowing whether it may be present at their workplace.
Speaker: Hugh Davies, Associate Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health, UBC
Prof. Davies, PhD, CIH is an Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of British Columbia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, and an Affiliated Scientist with the Occupational Cancer Research Centre in Toronto.
Prof. Davies’ research examines chemical and physical hazards in the workplace and in the community and their effects on human health. He has researched the role of noise on human health for over 20 years, and recently completed a study on the effects of Whole Body Vibration on truck drivers in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Davies also researches occupational exposures in the construction and health sectors in BC.
Prof. Davies teaches occupational health, exposure assessment, epidemiology and research development in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. He is a member of the ACGIH TLV (Chemical Substa