Want to know more about manual handling?
You can find info at WorkSafe NZ’s Code of Practice for Manual Handling. Also see ACC's Habitat at Work for additional resources.
Want to set your computer workstation up correctly?
Optimise Ergonomist, Marion Edwin was part of the writing team for the ACC and DoL document ‘Guidelines for Using Computers - Preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury’ (2010). This represents current best practice for using computers. Optimise provides training on these Guidelines, and workstation assessments if you are in the Nelson/Tasman region. Download and refer to this handy information sheet (Workstation Basics and Healthy Work Hints - PDF) (a free gift to you from Optimise) and review the information on the office version of this Habitat at Work educational tool.
Needing some more information on exercises?
Go to ACC's Habitat at Work and search the exercises. Also WorkSmart Tips for exercise resources and other tips relevant to your work. Office work, industrial, health workers, shearers, forestry workers, fishers and many others are specifically catered too. If you require more information about a specific problem you may need to see a physiotherapist or other health professional.
Want to know more about ergonomics/human factors in New Zealand or internationally?
Want to know more about Professional Membership of HFESNZ?
Information about Certified, Associate and Technical New Zealand Ergonomists/Human Factors Professionals can be found at the Professional Members section of HFESNZ.
Want to know what other organisations support the work of health and safety professionals in New Zealand?
HASANZ is an umbrella association for the disciplines that work within the health and safety sector. HASANZ organisations work collaboratively to raise professional standards across the sector. Check out the contact details for the member associations
Want to know about HASANZ Registration, or to find a trusted health and safety professional?
The HASANZ Register lists individual professionals from the wide range of health and safety disciplines, that have met the stringent standards of member organisations and the HASANZ Register.
Needing information on health and safety in New Zealand?