Whole Body Vibration: Risk to Earthmoving Machinery Operators

Reported by Admin | 23 Mar, 2012

Approximately a quarter of Australians are exposed to whole body vibration (WBV) in their work. WBV occurs when vibration is transmitted through the entire body via a supporting structure. Earthmoving machinery operators are exposed to WBV through the seat or floor of the machinery they are operating. WBV can lead to lower back pain, vertebrae and disc injury, …