CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 18, 2000
UI to host June 5-6 workshop on vibration syndrome
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The effects of human exposure to mechanical vibration
will be the subject of a University of Iowa workshop June 5-6 at the Iowa
Formally titled "The Ergonomics of Hand-Arm and Whole-Body Vibration,"
the workshop is designed for persons concerned about employee safety including:
safety specialists, industrial hygienists, ergonomists, and members of plant
ergonomics committees, supervisors, foremen, occupational physicians and nurses,
engineers, vehicle tool manufacturers and others. No previous knowledge of
biomechanics of vibration is necessary.
The workshop instructors will be Donald Wasserman, biomedical engineer and
former chief of occupational vibration, National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health; and David Wilder, associate professor of biomedical engineering
and occupational and environmental health, and research scientist, Iowa Spine
Research Center. University of Iowa sponsors are: Iowa Spine Research Center;
biomedical engineering department, College of Engineering; department of orthopaedic
surgery, College of Medicine; and occupational and environmental health department,
College of Public Health.
Further information or registration may be obtained by contacting Jo Dickens
at firstname.lastname@example.org, UI Center for Conferences and Institutes, 100 Oakdale
Campus, W310 OH, Iowa City, IA, (319) 335-4141.