.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.
Hugh Davies, Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, UBC
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.
For more information visit safetyalliancebc.ca/osse-webinar-series