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Vibration Injury Network, European Union

Contains information about the initiatives in the European Union on vibration and whole-body vibration related issues

The Fate of Mrs. Robinson: Criteria for recognition of whole-body vibration injury as an occupational disease

This article by Hulshof et al. discusses the European Union member state regulations in regards to whole-body vibration and occupational injury. The article is published in the Journal of Sound and Vibration (2002), and available on the internet through a website dedicated to whole body vibration exposure in the agricultural setting (


Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen – A division of the rail conference of the international brotherhood of teamster

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is the union of North American railroad engineers

Transport Workers Union, Local 100 (NYC)

The TWU, Local 100 represents transport workers in New York City. Some of the research published by our group was much helped by the leadership of TWU 100 to access their membership.

Link to report of DOT, VOLPE Institute report by Jordan Multer, Roberd Rudich, and Kevin Yearwood (1998). Human Factor Guidelines for Locomotive Cabs. US Department of Transportation, Cambridge, MA.

This report describes the ergonomic conditions & requirements in US locomotives, as suggested by the US Department of Transportation VOLPE research institute

Federal Railroad Administration

BGIA:  Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz

The BGIA is an institute for research and testing of the German Berufsgenossen-
schaften (BG), the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention in Germany. It is located in Sankt Augustin near Bonn/Germany. On the BGIA website, you find information about the Missions, the Fields of activity, and the organization of the BGIA. This link also gives you more information regarding the whole body vibration studies done by the BGIA.


CCOSH: Canadian Center for Occupational Safety and Health

On the website of the CCOSH, you find the results of their forum survey related to "Workplace Muskuloskeletal Disorders (WMSDs/RSI) - recommendations rated "most important" by Canadians". This survey was done in relation to the 2005 forum "New Strategies for Recognizing and Preventing Occupational Disease".



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