The workplace is a vast and diverse arena, presenting a significant challenge for injury prevention. Much of our work in this area focuses on developing safe systems through understanding human abilities and weakness (or errors), and the environments in which people work. This systems approach gives us a framework for research in which the individual is considered as part of the system in which they operate.
Our research efforts in occupational injury harness the multi-disciplinary research skills found throughout MUARC.
This includes experts in human factors, epidemiology, engineering and statistics who can understand the causes and patterns of workplace injury, develop and implement potential solutions, and undertake evaluation.
This research is built on the foundation of relationships we have established with relevant industry bodies, including WorkSafe Victoria and other government agencies, insurers, regulators and non-government organisations.