Vehicle Seat Design, Whole Body Vibration, and Low Back Pain

University of Washington

April 17, 2019 | Presented By: Pete Johnson, PhD

This webinar will cover the causes, prevalence, and costs of whole body vibration related disorders. Learners will explore how whole body vibration exposures are measured, assessed, and characterized, and the role vehicle seats may play in reducing whole body vibration related injuries and disorders.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the causes of whole body vibration related disorders

  • Recognize how to measure, assess, and characterize whole body vibration exposures

  • Recognize the role vehicle seats can have in reducing whole body vibration related


Peter Johnson, PhD, is a Professor in the Occupational and Environmental Exposure Sciences program, specializing in ergonomics. He earned his Doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of California - Berkeley and has worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Occupational Health in the United States, Sweden and Denmark. Dr. Johnson and his lab are nationally and internationally recognized for their work evaluating seating alternatives to reduce vehicle operator exposures to Whole Body Vibration.