Welcome to the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health

Our Centre

The Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health (CErgOSH) is a College of Health research centre operating within the School of Public Health. It synergises and co-ordinates the University’s expertise in the fields of ergonomics and occupational safety and health.

Find out 'What is Ergonomics’ and 'What is Occupational Safety and Health’.

CErgOSH staff are recognized in New Zealand and internationally as leaders in research and practice in Ergonomics and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).

The Centre is the only one in New Zealand that offers tertiary academic programmes in both OSH and Ergonomics. The Centre’s flagship academic programme is the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (GDipOSH), which is the only course of its kind in New Zealand to be accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - IOSH (United Kingdom). The Ergonomics programme includes a Postgraduate Diploma in Ergonomics (PGDipErg) and a Master of Ergonomics (MErg) Degree, the content of which is based on the educational requirements for certification by the International Ergonomics Association. Both programmes are currently under revision.

In addition, the Centre is developing a suite of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses for OSH Professionals.

Latest news

Find out more about what's happening at the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health: read our latest news articles.

Centre staff prominent in National Industrial Safety Review
Staff and research students from the CErgOSH feature in the 2017 Yearbook Industrial Safety News

Finnish intern to join the Centre in February 2017
Hannele Lahti, an Ergonomics student from Finland, will join the School of Public Health as an intern.

Standing desks improve productivity and health but moving is key
To sit or not to sit? Massey Graduate in Ergonomics/Human Factors features in an articles on standing desks.

Body size survey in Manawatu
The New Zealand Defence Force anthropometry survey moved through Manawatu in July.

All aboard for ergonomics/human factors
Professor Stephen Legg presents at The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand workshop.

New PhD scholar for the centre
Mark Lidegaard has joined the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety as a PhD scholar.

Denmark calling
Dr Kirsten Olsen joins a panel of international experts on creating healthy workplaces.

 

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