Whole body vibration (WBV) is a cumulative trauma injury (CTI) caused by mechanical energy vibrations transferred via seats or platforms when you're traveling in trucks, trains or industrial vehicles like cranes, dozers, backhoes etc. Constant WBV chronic exposure wears down the body resulting in injuries to parts of the body such as ankles and feet, knees, elbows, wrists and hands, back and neck, and/or shoulders. Locomotive engineers and crew are especially susceptible to WBV injuries, and the railroad is subject to worker Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) claims for injury and loss compensation.
Many WBV FELA suits have resulted in six or seven figure awards to injured parties. This webinar by expert speaker Tom Barron, Ph.D. will describe the signs and symptoms of WBV type cumulative injuries, the physical science of any type of vibration on the body, the types of work situations and workers potentially exposed to WBV injuries, and measures that can be implemented to reduce potential employee exposure.
To supplement this material, two FELA WBV award cases will be discussed to illustrate the seriousness of MBV workplace injuries and the arguments used by plaintiffs to win their jury awards against the defendant railroads.
Who Should Attend
Tom Barron, Ph.D., CIHM, CECD, CECM is president of 21st Management Corporation located in Paducah, KY. Dr. Barron has over 39 years of diverse industry experience working with nuclear power licensees, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, and general industry companies and business owners helping ensu... More info