Whole-Body Vibration Linked to Work Absence.

Among a group of 2,302 industrial workers whom researchers monitored for four years, those with the greatest exposure to whole body vibrations (from operating heavy equipment, for example) had a greater risk for back pain-related work absence. The findings suggest that introducing controls to limit vibration exposure on the job site could help reduce the impact of back pain on the workforce.

Occupation and Environmental Medicine, August 2019