Areas of expertise

The AUT Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Research works with and researches across many sectors, below are examples and a brief outline of each project within the different sectors. Please contact us if you would like more information about the research and key people working in these sectors.

The initiatives are:

  • A stock take/inventory of quad bike injuries and fatalities involving representatives from primary sector, and government agencies
  • Developing safety culture models for the agricultural sector
  • Understanding the causes of self-harm among farmers.

The initiatives are:

  • Implementing and evaluating OHS interventions aimed at small fishing businesses
  • Investigating how best to manage OHS within culturally diverse workforces on fishing vessels
  • Hydration of crew on NZ factory and fresher fishing vessels – levels, impacts and mitigations.

The initiatives are:

  • Impact of stress and fatigue on the health and safety of forestry workers
  • Developing effective OHS training
  • OHS implications of technological developments in tree felling, wood products and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors.

The initiatives are:

  • How to provide OHS leadership practice within the context of Canterbury Rebuild
  • Evaluating the industry's OHS competency frameworks
  • The OHS experiences of migrant workers in the construction sector
  • How to manage OHS within culturally diverse workplaces within the construction industry

The initiatives are:

  • The impact of the changing nature of work on OHS in the trucking industry
  • Stress and fatigue among truck drivers
  • The spill over of work pressures onto the family and community unit

The initiatives are:

  • Research into why the Pike River Coal Mine disaster occurred and how the disaster has impacted on the families and the community
  • The OHS implications of employment practices of “flying in and flying out” of the workplace.
  • OHS of vulnerable workers in mining sector

The initiatives are:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders among factory workers
  • The use and exposure of hazardous chemicals
  • OHS of older workers in the manufacturing sector

The initiatives are:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders among health workers
  • Wellbeing and psychosocial work factors among nurses
  • OHS of aged care workers
  • OHS student migrant workers

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