WEBINAR - The Assessment of Occupational Exposures to HandľArm and Whole-Body Vibration

About the Presenters

Bernard J. Martin, PhD is a professor at the Center of Ergonomics, Department of Industrial and Operation Engineering at the University of Michigan. He holds an appointment in the School of Kinesiology. He has an engineering degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from the ENSP, a PhD in Bioengineering and Doctorate Es Science from the Université de Provence (Marseille, France). He was a research scientist at the National Institute for Safety and Health in France before joining the University of Michigan. Dr. Martin teaches courses in ergonomics, human performance and engineering systems and neurosensory systems. His research is centered on human sensorimotor systems and the application of such knowledge to performance, rehabilitation and ergonomics. His research uses complementary approaches to investigate the role of sensory information in the regulation of sensorimotor activities and the way in which vibration interferes with sensory and motor functions. Dr. Martin is a current member of the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents (TLV®-PA) Committee.

Suzanne D. Smith, PhD retired from the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711 Human Performance Wing (HPW), Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 34 years as a research engineer. She is currently employed as a consultant to the 711 HPW continuing her work in the area of Whole-Body Vibration. Dr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and MSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. She is the lead Air Force expert on human Whole-Body Vibration; she has conducted several studies and authored numerous papers on the effects of multi-axis vibration environments, including operational exposures on human biodynamics, health, comfort, and performance. She is the USAF member to the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Mechanical Vibration and Shock and the ISO Technical Advisory Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock. Her current research efforts include characterizing and assessing the unique operational vibration present in aerospace environments, investigating the mechanism by which vibration effects physiological changes and evaluating mitigation strategies for reducing operational vibration. Dr. Smith is a current member of the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents (TLV®-PA) Committee.

Webinar Materials

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Pricing includes one connection to the webinar, a toll-free audio telephone link from the U.S. and Canada*, streaming audio, a URL link to download any available webinar materials, and the recording of one test.

ACGIH® Members: $248.00

Nonmembers: $298.00

Test and Certificate of Completion Only:**
$35.00 per person

*Connection from outside the U.S. and Canada will be via streaming audio only.

**Test and Certificate of Completion Only rate applies where multiple parties are listening from one location and wish to receive more than one Certificate of Completion for continuing education auditing purposes.

Test, Evaluation, and Certificate of Completion Information

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Webinar Attendees Needing to Register for the Test

Attendees who would like to purchase a test and evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Completion will be given a link to the ACGIH® website at the conclusion of the webinar, which will allow them to register and pay $35.00 to access the test and evaluation.

Attendees seeking confirmation of attendance from ACGIH® must complete the entire test and evaluation and mail or e-mail to ACGIH® at science@acgih.org. Tests postmarked within 30 days of the date of the webinar will be recorded and a Certificate of Completion will be issued in a timely manner. Tests received without proper registration and payment will not be recorded and will be discarded.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are not accepted for ACGIH® Distance Learning Events. However, we recognize that emergency situations do occur that may prevent you from attending the live webinar event. In such a case, please contact Ryan Peltier at 513-742-2020 or rpeltier@acgih.org to make arrangements to receive a recording of the webinar. The recorded version is typically available 2–3 weeks after the event. In the unlikely event that ACGIH® cancels this webinar, your registration fee will be refunded in full. Please review the information in our webinar confirmation notice and report any discrepancies to the ACGIH® office immediately. 

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For More Information

For more detailed information about the webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at rpeltier@acgih.org or 513-742-2020.