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.

Latest Massey graduate in ergonomics/human factors
Jane Pierce graduated at Massey University in December 2015 with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Ergonomics.

Ergonomics graduate undertakes research with USCAR
Reuben Delamere’s interest in Human factors and Ergonomics commenced through study with Massey, completing a Bachelor of Aviation Systems Management (BAv) focusing on Human Factors and Psychology with Massey in 2000 

Bikram Pandey graduates with PhD in Small Businesses
Dr Bikram Pandey is the latest PhD graduand from the Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health at the Massey Palmerston North ceremony on 12 May 2014.

Massey ergonomics paper nominated for international award
Kim Martin, Professor Stephen Legg and Craig Brown’s paper: Designing for sustainability: Ergonomics – carpe diem, has received an editor’s nomination for best paper published in the journal Ergonomics in 2013. 


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