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Laurentian University’s Tammy Eger (left) was recently appointed research chair of occupational health and safety. Her focus as director of the Centre of Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) is how vibrations affect the long-term health of underground miners.
Laurentian researcher brings vibration injuries to forefront Vibrations have not traditionally been recognized as major health and safety hazards in workplaces, but Laurentian University's Tammy Eger and her colleagues hope to change that perception.“We're trying to get the message out that yes, vibration is an issue that can lead to medical problems, but there are control strategies in place to address them,” said Eger, director of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at the university.In January 2015, Eger will be appointed...

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