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RR612 Whole-body vibration and ergonomics toolkit: phase 1

The exact cause of back pain is often unclear but back pain is more common in jobs that involve certain tasks, one of which is driving. Driving exposes the vehicle’s occupants to whole-body vibration and in some cases shocks and jolts, factors which are believed to increase the likelihood of injury or pain in the lower back. The report describes a whole-body vibration and ergonomics toolkit that has been developed for use in assessing driving occupations.

The objectives of this report are:

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-01-27