Research at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors
A central focus of the research program at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors is focused on prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. In particular the need for a more comprehensive approach to manage this complex set of problems which encompasses identification and development of appropriate controls to address physical and psychosocial hazards and risks in the work place.
Our current work in this area is focused on the development of a Risk Management Toolkit to assist organisations with developing a comprehensive approach for managing MSDs.
We have been successful in attaining a 2014 Development grant from Injury Safety Compensation Recovery Research to examine: Workplace barriers to reducing incidence of musculoskeletal and mental disorders.