Jim Knowles Group – April 2009 (Also available as a Publication)

The original Handbook (2001) was the result of research undertaken by the authors in the NSW coal industry from 1996 to 2000 with funding from the Joint Coal Board Health and Safety Trust (JCB H&ST now Coal Services Health and Safety Trust) and Worksafe Australia.

This revised handbook is the synthesis of these research findings as well as information and ideas gleaned from the industry over the intervening years.

The revisions consist of updates of the information on Standards and research data; adding some simple ‘tools’ for the identification and appraisal of whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure by those who may be affected by it; adding an index and updating the layout and illustrations. Users of the first edition have indicated that the information that it contained was useful and easy to find. Therefore, we have retained all sections that are still applicable.