The New Zealand Standards authority has no current vibration standards relating to human exposure since withdrawing its adoption of the ISO 2631 series in 2005. Notwithstanding this, ISO 2631-2:1989 continues to be implemented by local government and other requiring authorities. This paper conducts a review of the major environmental vibration standards (i.e. human exposure and building damage) currently in use around the world, with a view to recommending a fresh suite of standards for adoption in New Zealand. The rating systems of a selection of human response standards are compared and used in a practical study of truck vibration.