Creating healthy workplaces - Strategic directions for Massey’s academic programmes and research in OSH and HFE


Dr Kirsten Olsen (left), Associate Professor Ian Laird (centre) and Professor Stephen Legg (right)

A recent report considered strategic directions for Massey’s academic programmes and research in OSH and HFE. Prominent amongst its recommendations were:

  • ‘Creating healthy workplaces’ as a focus for OHS and EHF
  • Focus research on prevention of injury and ill-health and promotion of well-being in the workplace through identification of successful implementation strategies (solutions) and their evaluation using multiple methods of complex analysis
  • Internationalisation of the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (GradDipOSH)
  • Re-establishment the postgraduate diploma and master degree in Ergonomics (GDipErg and MErg)
  • Wider integration of relevant OHS and HFE papers into related College of Health (COH) qualifications and programmes (e.g. BHlthSci, BNursing, BSpEx, PGDipHlthSc, MPH, MHlthSc, MNursing)
  • Develop OHS and HFE minors in COH (and other Massey) qualifications
  • Consider creating an integrated undergraduate bachelor degree in OHS&EHF
  • Consider merging the OHS and HFE programmes into unified qualifications
  • Expand the continuing professional development (CPD) Short Course programme.
  • Improve advertising and promotion of all OHS and EHF (including CPD), courses and programmes.

Source: Creating healthy workplaces - Strategic directions for Massey University’s academic programmes in OSH and HFE and research activity in the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, School of Public Health, College of Health. A discussion document. Kirsten Olsen, Ian Laird, Stephen Legg, 24 May 2013.


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