VIBRISKS will advance understanding of injuries from hand-transmitted vibration and whole-body vibration by epidemiological studies and laboratory research. The work will enhance primary prevention (technical and administrative controls) and inform secondary prevention (health surveillance, reducing exposure in affected workers). VIBRISKS includes: (I) study of dose-response and natural history of disease from occupational exposures to vibration; (ii) studies of risk in exposed populations where the consequences are uncertain; and (iii) laboratory studies to support the epidemiological investigations (improved measures of exposure, inclusion of important confounding factors, e.g. postural stressors). The coordinated programme of research provides the scale of study and diversity of expertise required to advance understanding of the complex relationships between vibration and disorders, and provide practical guidance on health surveillance.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
1100 DE Amsterdam
SE 901 85 Uemaa