RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

The rollercoaster of returning to the office. (Fast Track episode Podcast)

February 2022

With the current stop-start rhythm and momentum plus the uncertainty of returning to the office, there is a groundswell of people wondering how to ride this rollercoaster. How do we best deal with this ever-changing landscape in a practical way and make sense of our thinking and feelings? Margie Hartley talks to Jodi Oakman, Associate Professor of Public Health at La Trobe University about the relationship between work and our health and how to navigate uncertainty to best flourish.

Practical Management of COVID-Normal in the Workplace. (Seminar recording)

February 2021

La Trobe University Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors online seminar on practical management strategies for working in "COVID-Normal".

A series of expert speakers provide short presentations with practical examples of dealing with issues related to working in the "COVID-Normal" environment in different occupations, industries, and work arrangements.

APHIRM TOOLKIT Survey items

August 2019

This is a list of the items that are included in the APHIRM toolkit survey for staff.

PUBLICATIONS

The link between workplace stressors and physical injury: a systematic review and qualitative study.

A report prepared for the NSW Centre of Work, Health & Safety, in 2021.

WORKING FROM HOME SURVEY
The Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors at La Trobe University conducted a national survey focused on understanding the impacts that working at home has on
Australian workers. The first  Employees Working From Home (EWFS) survey was conducted in September 2020 with a key goal to inform Australian organisations about how to support their workers and create optimal working conditions at home. EWFS was repeated in May 2021 and October 2021.

 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE PREVENTION OF WORK-RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS 2015

August 2018

 

MSDs are one of our largest OHS problems, but workplace risk management procedures do not reflect current evidence concerning their work-related causes. Inadequate attention is given to assessing and controlling risk from psychosocial hazards, and the conventional risk management paradigm focuses too narrowly on risk from individual hazards rather than promoting the more holistic approach needed to manage the combined effects of all relevant hazards. Achievement of such changes requires new MSD risk management tools and better integration of the roles of OHS personnel with those of line managers.

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Applied Ergonomics

Volume 103, September 2022, 103774

The problem with “ergonomics injuries”: What can ergonomists do?

WendyMacdonald JodiOakman