Occupational and Environmental Life Sciences - Ongoing Railroad Research

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Occupational and Environmental Life Sciences continues to study the working conditions of the operators of rail bound equipment. We measured whole-body vibration exposure conform ISO 2631 (1997) and reported our findings in the AIHA Journal (2002), but since then we assessed several additional rides on trains in revenue service on the East and West coast of the United States. We are also involved with whole-body vibration assessments of equipment used in a mass transit system.

We continue to research relationships between ergonomic working conditions in rail bound vehicles and adverse health outcomes. Our most recently published findings (TRB, 2004) will be followed up by further detailed analysis of the information available in our databases.

In the near future, we hope to find resources for a study involving the clinical evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders in railroad engineers and subway operators.

New findings will be published on this website.



2004 - 2005, Occupational and Environmental Life Sciences, Albany, New York, USA. Last updated: 06/23/2005