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Dr Kirsten Olsen PhD, MSc(Eng)

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health teaching Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) (hazard management, regulation, employee participation and accident causation) and Projects in OHS. I conduct my research in the Centre for Ergonomics Occupational Safety and Health, currently on evaluation of national OHS incentive programmes, the role of OHS practitioners and worker participation in OHS management. I have 18 years research experience from Denmark and New Zealand in: OHS consequences of new technology and organisational change; OHS management; barriers and opportunities for worker participation. I aim to make my research useful to OHS practitioners, businesses and governmental agencies in their effort to make New Zealand a better place to work.

I have been consultant on the work environment in a Danish trade union for seven years, training managers and health and safety representatives in managing and improving OHS particularly on musculoskeletal problems and psychosocial work environment related to work with computers. I have practiced as an OHS manager in Denmark where I enjoyed implementing a learning safety organisation based on collaboration between frontline managers and worker representatives.

During my career I have been involved in professional organisations for ergonomists and occupational health and safety professionals. I served on the board of Danish Occupational Safety and Health Professionals (1994-2005), on the Nordic Ergonomics Societies board (2001-06, as president 2001-03), as a council member of the International Ergonomics Association (2001-05) and on the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (2007-13).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: SST 6.08, Social Science Tower (SST)
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy Safety management - Technical University of Denmark (1993)
  • Masters of Science in Engineering - Technical University of Denmark (1984)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research aims at establishing how to efficiently manage and improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at the organisational level and; how external stakeholders can support and influence organisations to do so. This includes research in the following areas:

  • Organisation and integration of OHS management in organisations
  • The role of OHS practitioners' in management of OHS
  • Efficient worker participation in OHS management
  • Evaluation of OHS intervention programmes using realist analysis and programme theory

In the area of OHS management I am specifically interested in how organisations can make their worker participation systems and hazard/risk management processes more effective and efficient.

I am specifically interested in how to manage Musculoskeletal and psychosocial risk factors in organisations.

Research Opportunities

  • Occupational Health and safety Practitioners  (01/10/2010) The overall aim was to determine how Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practitioners can best be supported to help New Zealand companies create good working environments and at the same time improve performance. The purpose was to identify: the core tasks of the OHS practitioners, the OHS practitioners' strategies, and the factors the OHS practitioners perceive facilitate and hinder improvement of the working environment. Semi-structured interview was conducted with 10 OHS practitioners employed in mainly large organisations from different industry sectors. they were thematically analysed.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705):
Industrial Relations (150306):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700):
Small Business Management (150314)

Keywords

Worker participation in occupational health and safety management

Occupational Health and Safety practitioners role in occupational health and safety management

Evaluation of national occupational health and safety intervention programmes

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2
Team Member 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Olsen, KB., Busck, O., Sørensen, OH., & Grex, S. (2016). Regulering og virkemidler i arbejdsmiljøet - En indledning. Tidskrift for Arbejdsliv. 18(1), 5-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Olsen, KB., Laird, IS., & Hasle, P. (2015). Managing safety in small and medium enterprises. Safety Science. 71(PC), 189-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.Edited by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., & Hasle, P. (2014). Creating healthy work in small enterprises - from understanding to action: summary of current knowledge. International Journal of Small Enterprise Research. 21(2), 139-147 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rser20
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Olsen, KB., Laird, IS., & Hasle, P. (2014). Managing safety in small and medium sized enterprises. Safety Science. 71, 189-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.Edited by: Legg, S.
Olsen, KB., & Hasle, P. (2015). The role of intermediaries in delivering an occupational health and safety programme designed for small businesses - A case study of an insurance incentive programme in the agriculture sector. SAFETY SCIENCE. 71, 242-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Harris, LA., Olsen, KB., & Walker, RJ. (2012). Role typology for health and safety representatives. Employee Relations. 34(5), 481-500
[Journal article]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, K., Legg, S., & Hasle, P. (2012). How to use programme theory to evaluate the effectiveness of schemes designed to improve the work environment in small businesses. Work. 41(SUPPL.1), 5999-6006
[Journal article]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, K. (2012). Occupational health and safety professionals strategies to improve working environment and their self-assessed impact. WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION. 41, 2625-2632
[Journal article]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Laird, I., Olsen, K., Harris, LA., Legg, S., & Perry, MJ. (2011). Utilising the characteristics of small enterprises to assist in managing hazardous substances in the workplace. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 4(2), 140-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, K., Harris, L., Laird, I., Legg, S., Perry, M., & Hasle, P. (2010). Differential intervention strategies to improve the management of hazardous chemicals in small enterprises. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. 8(2), 57-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, S., Olsen, K., Lamm, F., Laird, I., Harris, L., & Hasle, P. (2010). Understanding the programme theories underlying national strategies to improve the working environment in small businesses. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. 8(2), 5-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.

Book

Olsen, KB., & Laird, IS. (Eds.) (2013). USE 2013 Proceedings. Understanding small enterprises. From USE to action: Transforming our understanding of small enterprises into practice to create healthy working lives in healthy businesses. : Massey University & AUT University
[Edited Book]Authored by: Olsen, K.Edited by: Laird, I., Olsen, K.

Report

Olsen, KB., lidegaard, M., & Legg, SJ.(2017). Assessment of the uptake and impact of the ACC New Zealand moving and handling people guidelines (2012) - Stage 3 report - trends in injury claims and claims cost related to moving and handling people 2005 - 2016. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health
[Technical Report]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Lidegaard, M., & Legg, SJ.(2017). Assessment of the uptake and impact of the ACC New Zealand Moving and Handling People Guidelines (2012); Uptake and use - Part B - Analysis of questionnaire findings stratified by role in relation to moving and handling people and by sub-sector in health care. Palmerston North: Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health
[Technical Report]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Lidegaard, M., & Legg, SJ.(2016). Assessment of the uptake and impact of the ACC New Zealand Moving and Handling People Guidelines (2012); Uptake and use - Part A - Descriptive analysis of questionnaire findings. Palmerston North: Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health
[Technical Report]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Gunnarsson, K, ., Olsen, KB., & Harris, L-A, .(2012). Workplace Safety Discount (WSD) - Erfarenheter från ett arbetsmiljöförbättrande program för mikroföretagare inom lantbruket på Nya Zeeland. Upsala, Sweden: Arbets- och Miljömedicin, Upsala University, Sweden
[Technical Report]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Legg, S., & Olsen, K.(2010). Participatory ergonomics evaluation of the St John Stryker stretcher jockey wheel modification.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Grimmer Somers, K., Lekkas, P., Jeffries, L., Saravanakumar, A., O'Dwyer, L., Massey Westropp, N., . . . Olsen, KB.(2009). Distal upper limb: Guidelines for management of some common musculoskeletal disorders. : Accident Compensation Corporation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Battisti, M., Harris, L., Laird, IS., Lamm, F., Massey, CL., . . . Olsen, KB.(2009). Occupational health and safety in small businesses. : National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
[Technical Report]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Massey, C., Olsen, K.
Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., Harris, L., Legg, SJ., & Perry, MJ.(2009). The development of preventive interventions to reduce hazardous chemical exposures in small business in New Zealand. : Injury Prevention Group Accident Compensation Corporation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., Clark, MR., Harris, L., & Perry, MJ. (2007). Review to international literature relating to airborne substances, exposure and control.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Laird, I., Olsen, K.

Conference

Olsen, K. (2017). National economic incentive schemes based on OHS management systems and work environment practitioners' strategies. Conference Proceedings - 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists & 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management. Organizing for High Performance. (pp. 115 - 123). Banff, Alberta Canada: 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists - 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Lidegaard M, ., & Legg, . (2016, September). How do national health guidelines work? A realist analysis of the ACC Moving and Handling People New Zealand Guidelines, 2012. Presented at School of Public Health Symposium 2016. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Croft, Justine, ., & Olsen, KB. (2016). Improving learning from workplace incidents - A study in the diary industry. HASANZ Conference 2016, 7-9 September 2016 Illuminate// Challenge// Transform. (pp. 21 - 26). http://www.hasanz.org.nz/site_files/11371/upload_files/HASANZConference2016ExtendedAbstractPublication.pdf(1).pdf?dl=1: HASANZ Conference 2016 - Illuminate // Challenge // Transform
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2016, March). How to teach Health and Safety to engineering students?. Presented at Research seminar: Human Factors in Production Systems - The vision forward. Lyngby, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., & Harris, LA.(2015). Some pieces for the worker participation puzzle from New Zealand. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne 9-14 August 2015. Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2015, February). Profiling Massey University’s Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health. Presented at Pre AIRAANZ Workshop Work Health and Safety and Employee Wellbeing: Developing a Collaborative Strategy. AUT, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.Contributed to by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2014). Work environment practitioners’ assessment of WSMP in relation to its programme theory. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Conference 2014
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2014, August). OHS practitioners’ role in Implementation of National Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Programmes. Presented at Human Factors in Organizational Design And Management – XI & Nordic Ergonomics Society Annual Conference - 46. Copenhagen.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2014, July). Work environment practitioners’ assessment of ACC’s WSMP programme in relation to its programme theory. Presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Conference 2014. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2014, September). The role of internal OHS practitioners in implementation of ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices programme.. Presented at OHSIG Conference and Exhibition 2014. Worls-class Workplaces: achieving excellence together!. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2015). Work environment practitioners assessment of ACC's WSMP programme in relation to its programme theory. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Conference paper proceedings. (pp. 2 - 10). Auckland, New Zealand: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Conference 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2014). The role of internal OHS practitioners in implementation of ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices programme. (pp. 18 - 18). , OHSIG Conference and Exhibition 2014. World-class Workplaces: achieving excellence together! Auckland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2015). OHS practitioners role in implementation of national OHS programmes. In O. Broberg, N. Fallentin, P. Hasle, PL. Jensen, A. Kabel, ME. Larsen, . . . T. Weller (Eds.) Proceedings - 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management & 46 Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference. Vol. 1 (pp. 385 - 391). : 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2013, February). Different needs - Different interventions (stand in keynote). Presented at USE 2013, From USE to action: Transforming our understanding of small enterprises into practice to create healthy working lives in healthy businesses. Nelson, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Harris, L-A., & Gunnarsson, K. (2013). Realist analysis applied to an occupational health and safety economic incentive programme for micro businesses in high risk industries. In IS. Laird, & KB. Olsen (Eds.) USE 2013 proceedings. Understanding small enterprises. From USE to action. (pp. 319 - 334). Nelson: USE 2013, From USE to action: Transforming our understanding of small enterprises into practice to create healthy working lives in healthy businesses
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Pandey, B., Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., Hasle, P., & Legg, SJ. (2013). Participatory practices and understanding of occupational health and safety risk in small businesses. USE 2013 Proceedings. Understanding small enterprises. From USE to action. (pp. 342 - 343). : USE 2013, From USE to action: Transforming our understanding of small enterprises into practice to create healthy working lives in healthy businesses
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, K. (2012, October). The internal working environment practitioner's role in implementation of working environment policy instruments or programmes. Presented at Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction [CAVI] Research Workshop: Understanding the function of working environment policy instruments. Birkerød, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, K.The internal working environment practitioner's role in implementation of working environment policy instruments or programmes. . Birkerød, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB.(2012, November). "Getting it Right" - The role of human factors and ergonomics in Sustainability. Proceedings of the 17th conference of the Hunan Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand. .
[Conference]Edited by: Olsen, K.
Harris, L., Walker, RJ., & Olsen, KB.Employee participation and the role of health and safety representatives: Legislation, literature and role enactment. 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. (pp. 1 - 20). : 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Harris, L-A., Olsen, KB., & Walker, R. (2011, October). Supporting your workplece health and safety representative. Presented at Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Harris, L-A., & Gunnarsson, K. (2011, October). Evaluation of occupational health and safety programmes using programme theory: ACC's Workplace Safety Discount Scheme as an example. Presented at Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., & Harris, L-A. (2011, October). Occupational health and safety practitioners' roles. Presented at Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&s. OHSIG 2011. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Harris, L-A., Olsen, KB., & Walker, R.(2011, October 26). Supporting your workplace health and safety representative. In OHSIG Conference and Exhibition, 26-28 October 2011, Wellington, Delegate Handbook(pp. 46 - 46). , Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Pandey, BR., Larid, IS., Olsen, KB., Hasle, P., & Legg, SJ.(2011, October 26). Relating OHS risks to workplace relation: case study of a restaurant and café industry. In OHSIG Conference and Exhibition, 16-18 October 2011, Delegate Handbook(pp. 28 - 28). , Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., & Harris, L-A.(2011, October 26). Occupational health and safety practitioners' roles. In OHSIG Conference and Exhibition, 16-18 October 2011, Wellington, Delegate Handbook(pp. 38 - 38). , Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Harris, L-A., & Gunnarsson G, .(2011, October 26). Evaluation of occupational health and safety programmes using programme theory. In OHSIG Conference and Exhibition,26-28 October 2011, Wellington, Delegate Handbook(pp. 25 - 26). , Towards 2020 Challenges and Changes in OH&S. OHSIG 2011
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2011, June). "Realist analysis" and "Programme theory": Tools for evaluating intervention programmes. Presented at New Zealand Ergonomics Society 25th Annual General Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, K., & Tappin, D. (Eds.)(2010). Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Present and Future Challenges. In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. Preventing Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Present and Future Challenges. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Ergonomics Society
[Conference Other]Edited by: Olsen, K., Tappin, D.
Olsen, K., & Legg, S.(2010). A participatory process identifying in-house projects to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort and injury in a pelt processing plant. . Nelson, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, S., & Olsen, K.(2010). Ergonomics evaluation of a stretcher modification with end-user assessment. . Nelson, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Lewis, S., Legg, S., & Olsen, K.(2010). Development of an integrated ergonomic lean manufacturing tool and proposal for a case study of its application in a metal tile forming department, using participatory approach. . Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Battisti, M., Harris, L., Laird, IS., Lamm, F., Massey, CL., . . . Wagstaffe, M. (2009, October). Small business owners awareness of health and safety legislation and targeted programmes. Presented at Understanding Small Enterprises - a healthy working life in a healthy business. Elsinore, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Massey, C., Olsen, K.
Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., Harris, L., Legg, SJ., & Perry, M. (2009). Utilising the characteristics of small enterprises to assist in managing hazardous substances in the workplace. In HJ. Limbog, C. Klitgaard, & P. Dukholm (Eds.) USE2009: Understanding Small Enterprises - a healthy working life in a healthy business. (pp. 116 - 116).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Harris, L., Laird, IS., Legg, SJ., Noble, AD., & Perry, M. (2009). Occupational health and safety management of chemicals in small businesses in three industries in New Zealand. In HJ. Limbog, C. Klitgaard, & P. Dukholm (Eds.) USE2009: Understanding Small Enterprises - a healthy working life in a healthy business. (pp. 626 - 645).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., Olsen, KB., Harris, L., Lamm, F., Laird, IS., Massey, CL., . . . Battisti, M. (2009). Small business owners awareness of health and safety legislation and targeted programmes. In HJ. Limbog, C. Klitgaard, & P. Dukholm (Eds.) USE2009: Understanding Small Enterprises - a healthy working life in a healthy business. (pp. 94 - 94).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Massey, C., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Grimmer, K., Legg, SJ., & Lekkas, P. (2008). Addressing work-relatedness of 'distal upper limb musculoskeletal conditions' in evidence based guidelines for primary care providers: a New Zealand example. 40th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society. (pp. CD only-unpaged).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2008). Worker participation in job/task analysis, hazard identification and development of good working environment. Occupational Health & Safety Industry Group Inaugural Conference. (pp. 1 - 4).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Lamm, F., Legg, SJ., Battisti, M., Harris, L., Laird, IS., Massey, CL., . . . Olsen, KB. (2008). Occupational health and safety in small businesses: Which way forward?. Occupational Health & Safety Industry Group Inaugural Conference. (pp. 1 - 5).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Massey, C., Olsen, K.
Laird, IS., Olsen, KB., Harris, L., Perry, MJ., & Legg, S. (2008). The development of preventive interventions to reduce hazardous chemical exposures in small business in New Zealand.. Occupational Health and Safety Group Inaugural Conference. (pp. 1 - 4).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Laird, I., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Grimmer, K., Legg, SJ., & Lekkas, P. (2008). Addressing work-relatedness of 'distal upper limb musculoskeletal conditions' in evidence-based guidelines for primary care providers: a New Zealand example. In 40th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society(pp. 144 - 144). : Gutenberg
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., Legg, SJ., & Hannon, JB. (2007). Computer recycling ergonomics?. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference. Waiheke Island Resort, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hannon, J., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2006). Factors affecting strategies for a Learning Safety Organisation to improve work environment.. Proceedings of the IEA2006 16th World Congress on Ergonomics. (pp. 745 - 751).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Olsen, K.

Other

Olsen, KB., Busck, O., Sørensen, OH., & Grex, S. (2016). Regulering og virkemidler i arbejdsmiljøet. (pp. 1 - 140). Center for Studier i Arbejdsliv (CSA)
[Other]Authored by: Olsen, K.Edited by: Olsen, K.
Lidegaard, M., Olsen, KB., & Legg, SJ.MayAugust
[Presentation]Authored by: Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2016, March). Chronicle Workshops as part of an assessment of the impact of the NZ Moving and Handling People guidelines. In Seminar on chronicle workshop as method.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
legg, SJ., Olsen, KB., laird, IS., & Hasle, P. (2015). Managing safety in small and medium enterprises. (pp. 189 - 298). Elsevier
[Other]Authored by: Laird, I., Olsen, K.Edited by: Laird, I., Olsen, K.
Legg, SJ., laird, IS., Olsen, KB., & Hasle, P. (2014). Understanding small enterprises: Healthy lives in healthy businesses. (pp. 139 - 147). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
[Other]Authored by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.Edited by: Laird, I., Legg, S., Olsen, K.
Olsen, K. (2012, June). World Health Orgainisation WHO's healthy workplace framework. In New Zealand Institute for Safety Management, Manawatu Branch.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB., & Legg, SJ. (2011, May). Work health and safety in New Zealand - regulation and research. In Roskilde University, Denmark.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2010, March). The need for differential intervention strategies. In Seminar on 'Strategies for Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Small Businesses' at Massey University, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, K. (2010, May). Interacting with small businesses. In Health & Safety Inter Agency Meeting. Presented at Kapiti Coast District Council Emergency Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2009, October). The companies organisation of OHS - can experience from New Zealand bring the current Danish debate in perspective. In Society for Working Environment and Working Conditions in Denmark. Presented at Copenhagen, Denmark.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.
Olsen, KB. (2007, September). VIDAR a video tool supporting participation in job analysis. In Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group. Presented at Stella Maris Centre, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Olsen, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average
  • Danish
    Last used: 24/10-2013
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Mark Lidegaard - PhD
    Realist analysis of the efficacy of the ACC Moving and Handling People Guidelines

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2013 - Bikram Raj Pandey - PhD
    Understanding Occupational Health and Safety Risks and Participatory Practices in Small Businesses: Qualitative case studies of three small cafe and restaurant businesses

Media and Links

Media

  • 29 Feb 2016 - Newspaper
    New Zealand Herald. Small Business Health & Safety
    In this article I answer the question: "What are some of the issues small business owners face in understanding what's required of them in terms of their health and safety practices?" in relation to t

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