ACE BC/Yukon - Technical Workshop: Vibration

This workshop will provide hands-on experience in the measurement and interpretation of Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) using the Larson Davis HVM200 human vibration measurement system with reference to ISO Standards on HAV (ISO 5349) and WBV (ISO 2631). Participants will learn about health effects of vibration exposure, measurement system components, ISO requirements for occupational HAV and WBV measurement, data handling and exposure assessment, and practical interpretation of results. Hands-on experience will involve collecting and analyzing HAV powered hand tool operation and WBV during vehicle operation.

 

Workshop Overview

Friday June 7, 2019

8:00am–5:00pm

WorkSafeBC – 6951 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

 

Rates

ACE Members – $140

Non-Members – $180

ACE Student Members – $120

Space is limited! Registration details will be available shortly.

 

This workshop will provide hands-on experience in the measurement and interpretation of Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) using the Larson Davis HVM200 human vibration measurement system with reference to ISO Standards on HAV (ISO 5349) and WBV (ISO 2631). Participants will learn about health effects of vibration exposure, measurement system components, ISO requirements for occupational HAV and WBV measurement, data handling and exposure assessment, and practical interpretation of results. Hands-on experience will involve collecting and analyzing HAV powered hand tool operation and WBV during vehicle operation.

To optimize the practical, hands-on intent of this workshop, pre-reading of summary notes will be required to establish a common understanding of core principles and technical language. Additional options for more detailed background will be provided. Pre-reading notes will summarize and introduce participants to basic principles of vibration, health effects, ISO 5349 (HAV) requirements, ISO 2631-1 (WBV) requirements, exposure assessment and thresholds, and practical recommendations to minimize risk associated with HAV and WBV exposure.

Please note: Lunch is not included with registration. Due to the hands on nature of the workshop a webinar option will not be available.

 

Presenter Profile

Dan Robinson, PhD, CCPE

President, Robinson Ergonomics Inc.

Faculty, Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Dr. Dan Robinson is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) with an active consulting practice as Robinson Ergonomics Inc. and is part-time Faculty in the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. Consulting since 1988, Dan facilitates the optimization of work and play for productivity, usability, safety and health – in any environment where people work or play. Dan’s focus at KPU is an evidence-based, human-centred design approach within Interior Design, Product Design and Technical Apparel Design programs.  Dan’s doctoral research at Simon Fraser University investigated the human response to whole-body vibration with mechanical shocks and contributed to the development of a health hazard assessment method for the US Army. He has 25+ years of experience in the measurement of hand-arm and whole-body vibration exposure. Professional affiliations include: Practicing Kinesiologist (BCAK); Past-president and Fellow of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists; Chair of Canadian Standards Mirror Committee to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on Ergonomics (TC159) and Member of several SMC, including: Biomechanics and Anthropometry (TC159/SC3), Ergonomics of the Physical Environment (TC159/SC5), Human System Interaction (TC159/SC4), and Human Response to Vibration and Mechanical Shock (TC108/SC4).

 

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