FarmSafe Podcast S1E7: Whole-Body Vibration


Published November 10, 2021. Hosted by Kate Crawford.

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk about a common problem for farmworkers: occupational exposure to whole-body vibration, a primary risk factor for back pain. Drs. Fred Gerr and Nate Fethke talk about what whole-body vibration is and ways to reduce exposure. “The machine is shaking and…your muscles are constantly contracting to provide stabilization for your spine, so you need to give those muscles some time to recover.”