Below is a recording of the webinar on Webinar: Auckland council’s food waste only collection service: integrating ergonomics into the design of work systems.

The webinar was held on Tuesday 24 March 2016 and was presented by Mark Boocock, Auckland University of Technology.

The webinar covers:

  1. Aims and objectives of Auckland Council’s organic waste collection service – 5 minutes.
  2. Changing demographics and the changing face of health and safety regulations – 5 minutes.
  3. Project overview and approaches used for developing ergonomic guidelines – 10 minutes.
  4. Understanding and identifying the risks of musculoskeletal injury faced by workers involved in waste collection services – 10 minutes.
  5. Assessment methods for evaluating the risk of musculoskeletal injury – 10 minutes
  6. Concept design and future implementation – 10 minutes
  7. Wrap up discussions and exchange of ideas/questions – 10 minutes.

About the presenter:

Mark Boocock is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He is the Leader of the Ergonomics and Human Factors Group at the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute (HRRI) and Co-Director of the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (COHSR). He joined AUT from the Health and Safety Laboratory (an agency of the Health and Safety Executive) in the UK where he worked as a senior research scientist in the field of ergonomics. Mark’s research interests include the assessment of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics interventions. He was involved with the development of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation’s (ACC) Workplace Injury Prevention Strategy Programme and was lead researcher on the writing of the revised New Zealand guidelines on working with computers. Mark has worked on international research projects and standards, e.g. ISO and CEN on manual handling and working postures.