A. Publications & Presentations
Edwin, M., and Polychronopoulos, L. (2010). Musculoskeletal Discomfort in Crane and Forklift Operators in a New Zealand Port. PDF Version
Edwin, M. and Alexander, S. (2006, 2007, 2008). ACC - Discomfort, Pain and Injury Programme. External trainers for ACC's DPI approach to preventing discomfort, pain and injury.
Alexander, S. (2007). Anti-fatigue mats. Canterbury District Health Board Report, and Ergonomics New Zealand, Issue 78, June 2007, pp 5-7 (abridged article).
Edwin, M. and Hide, S. (2007). 'More than just bending your knees'. Build, February/March 2007. pp 64 – 65.
Alexander , S. (2007). Assessing patient handling risks. A workshop presented at the National DHB Health and Safety Conference, October 2007.
Edwin, M. (2006). Ergonomics principles at work in CSSD. Presentation at New Zealand Sterile Services Association Conference.
Edwin, M. (2006). 'Manual handling made simple'. Safeguard, Issue 98.
Edwin, M., Gardner Wood, L. and Parker, R. (2006). "Yes, I do ergonomics". Marketing for Ergonomists, 13th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 43 - 46. PDF/PPT
Alexander, S. (2006). A risk management approach to safe patient handling. Working Well Together, National DHB Health and Safety Conference, October 2006.
Alexander, S. (2006). Managing risks when handling patients on ambulance stretchers in a hospital. Marketing for Ergonomists – 13th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 22 – 25.
Edwin, M. (2005). From Occupational Therapist to Ergonomist. Article in 'Insight', New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists.
Edwin, M. (2005). Musculoskeletal Disorders in the New Zealand Sawmilling Industry - Prevalence, Risk Factors and Intervention Strategies. Master of Ergonomics Thesis, Massey University.
Alexander, S. (2005). Mobility chart – design and implementation. "Smart Moves", 2nd Biennial conference for the Manual Handling of People, Brisbane.
Edwin, M. (2004). Working Sustainably: Job Design for Real Workers. Article in 'Officesafe', 2nd edition, Safeguard Magazine.
Roy, P. and Edwin, M. (2004). Improving the Odds: SKYCITY's Ergonomic Table Games Project. Australian Occupational Hygiene Association Conference.
Edwin, M. and Roy, P. (2004). Improving the Odds: Redesigning Blackjack Tables For Injury Reduction. Ergonomics: Analyse, Design, Evaluate, 12th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 53 - 58.
Alexander, S. (2004). Ergonomics analysis of a hospital pharmacy. Ergonomics: Analyse, Design, Evaluate – 12th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 21 – 26.
Tappin, D., Edwin, M., Bentley, T., and Ashby, L. (2004). Addressing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the New Zealand Log Sawmilling Industry. Contemporary Ergonomics. pp 212-216.
Tappin, D., Edwin, M., and Bentley, T. (2003). Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sawmilling: Ergonomics Work System Assessments and Suggested Interventions. COHFE Report 4:6. COHFE. Rotorua, New Zealand.
Tappin, D., Edwin, M., and Moore, D. (2003). Sawmill Accident Register Records - Main Findings of a Survey from 37 Mills. COHFE Report 4:5. COHFE. Rotorua, New Zealand.
Edwin, M., Tappin, D., and Bentley, T. (2002). Musculoskeletal Disorders in the New Zealand Sawmilling Industry. Putting Research to Work, 11th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 112 - 117.
Alexander, S. and Legg, S. (2002). Rehabilitation mobility indicator chart: development and evaluation of a useful communication tool for patient handling. Putting Research to Work – 11th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. pp 56 – 61.
B. Links and Downloads
Seeking information about Optimise?
Download our brochure.
Seeking information on how to set yourself up properly at your computer workstation?
Optimise Ergonomist, Marion Edwin was part of the writing team for the ACC and DoL updated document ‘Guidelines for Using Computers - Preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury’. This updates the information from the 1995 ‘Approved Code of Practice for the Use of Visual Display Units in the Place of Work (ACC and DoL), and represents current best practice for using computers. The ‘Guidelines for using computers’ can be downloaded in pdf from http://www.acc.co.nz/publications/index.htm?ssUserText=ACC5637 or ordered from the ACC website. Optimise provides training seminars on these Guidelines. Download this handy information sheet (PDF Workstation Basics and Healthy Work Hints) and review the information on the office version of this educational tool http://www.habitatwork.co.nz/.
Seeking training on computer use?
Optimise YOU seminars are based on the ‘Guidelines for using computers’ and are suited to computer users, occupational health and safety practitioners, business owners and managers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, retail staff selling computer-related equipment, and designers and manufacturers of computer-related equipment. Optimise YOU seminars cover how the guidelines link to the Health and Safety in Employment Act, previous material and current resources; computer-related health problems and causes; assessing the hazards of computer use; identifying suitable hazard controls; selecting suitable interventions, managing and monitoring the health problems of computer users; and reviewing your hazard management systems. Optimise YOU seminars are provided at main centres around New Zealand, and in smaller centres if demand indicates.
Seeking a supplier of good ergonomics office furniture and equipment?
Ergostyle provide a range of sound furniture and equipment solutions and ship around New Zealand to quickly and easily meet your supply needs.
Needing some more information on exercises?
Go to ACC's web information http://www.habitatwork.co.nz/ and search the discomfort, pain and injury prevention website (http://www.accdpi.org.nz) for exercise resources relevant to your place of work or industry type. Office, industrial, health workers, shearers, forestry workers and many others are specifically catered too.
Looking for information on manual handling risk factors and interventions?
ACC's Discomfort, Pain and Injury programme web information has a wide range of resources available
Want to find out more about ergonomics in New Zealand?
Go to the New Zealand Ergonomics Society website at http://www.ergonomics.org.nz/
Want to know more about Certified New Zealand Ergonomists and Associate New Zealand Ergonomists?
Go to the Board for Certification of New Zealand Ergonomists web information on http://www.ergonomics.org.nz/Ergonomists.aspx
Want more information on ergonomics internationally?
Go to the International Ergonomics Association website at http://www.iea.cc/
Needing information on health and safety in New Zealand?
Go to the Department of Labour's Health and Safety service website at http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/