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Webinar: Adverse Outcomes Associated with Occupational Exposures to Whole Body Vibration: Making a Health, Safety and Business Case

September 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free

This webinar will demonstrate how adverse health and safety outcomes can result from occupational exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) and how methods to reduce WBV exposures can positively impact vehicle operator health and safety and ultimately benefit company profitability.

About the presenter
Peter JohnsonDr. Peter Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington. Dr. Johnson and his lab are internationally recognized for their work evaluating seating alternatives to reduce vehicle operator exposures to WBV. Currently, in cooperation with Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, Oregon State University and Pontifical Xavierian University, his lab is conducting studies to evaluate ways to reduce WBV exposures in the semi-truck, bus and mining industries. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Whole Body Vibration Committee and an American Delegate on the International Standards Organization (ISO) Whole Body Vibration Committee. In addition, Dr. Johnson has worked with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Logitech assisting with the design, and evaluation and introduction of new tablets, notebook computers, keyboards and mice, and with Steelcase on the design and introduction of new ergonomic office furniture.

This is a free webinar but registration is required. Please complete the online registration form and a confirmation email containing the webinar login details will be sent to you. For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.