AIOH Human Vibration Seminars - Invitation

Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 10:00
Media release

Dear SIA Members

The SIA is a proud strategic partner of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH), through forums such as the Congress of Occupational Safety and Health Association Presidents (COSHAP) and the Health and Safety Professionals Alliance (HaSPA).

Under this partnership, Ms Kerrie Burton, the AIOH Education Co-ordinator, has provided information on Human Vibration Seminars planned to be conducted by the AIOH during October 2008 in various locations around Australia and has kindly extended an invitation to SIA members.

HUMAN VIBRATION SEMINARS - Brisbane (0900-1700, 14 October); Sydney (0830-1630, 20 October); Melbourne (0900-1700, 21 October); Adelaide (0900-1700, 22 October); and Perth (0900-1700, 23 October).

These seminars will provide an introduction to vibration and its effects on humans and ways to manage vibration exposure to prevent or minimise health effects.

Topics include:

       - Introduction to human vibration
       - Overview of standards
       - Legal requirements for managing vibration
       - Assessment of vibration
       - Whole body vibration, including health effects and case studies
       - Hand arm vibration, including health effects and case studies
       - Vibration control
       - Health surveillance

Further information and registration details on these seminars can be obtained from the attached brochure or by visiting  Please note that registrations will close one week prior to each of the seminars.

SIA members are being offered a 10% discount on the non-member price. The AIOH has requested that SIA members wishing to attend a seminar should identify themselves on the registration form as an SIA member to receive the discounted registration fee.

SIA members will also be eligible to earn one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point from attendance at such one-day seminars.


Gary Lawson-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Safety Institute of Australia Ltd