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Risks of occupational vibration exposures

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1100 DE Amsterdam
FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Noeldnerstrasse 40-42
10317 Berlin
NATIONAL REASEARCH AND SAFETY INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS AND DISEASES
France
Address
Avenue De Bourgogne
54501 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTHERN SWEDEN
Sweden
Address

SE 901 85 Uemaa
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Via Della Pietà 19
34129 Trieste