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.

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.

Two completely new and unique papers in OHS and EHF
CErgOSH has introduced two new papers as part of the new major in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and minor in Ergonomics/Human Factors (EHF) in the BHlthSci.

News

Vaping, the route to a smokefree New Zealand
Associate Professor Marewa Glover puts forward the case for vaping and how it could help New Zealand reach its smoke-free target.
Belgrave book brings Massey story to life
The names Riddet and Peren are famously synonymous with Massey University's origins. Now, a just-published new history by eminent historian Professor...
Student gets taste for life at The FoodBowl
Food Technology student Brad O'Callaghan has always had a passion for food, science and engineering, and now his career is combining the three.

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