Sectors

We work with and research across many sectors, below are examples and a brief outline of each. Please contact us for more information about the research and key people working in these sectors.

Agriculture & Horticulture

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.

Fishing

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.

Forestry

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.

Construction

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

Transport

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

Mining

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

Manufacturing

The initiatives are:

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

Health & Education

The initiatives are:

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