Faculty of Health

Previous projects

VIOSH Australia's previous funded research activities include:

Project Year Sponsor
Getting heard: Effective prevention of hazardous occupational noise. Stage 1 - Literature review 2008-2009 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council
OH&S research on the manual handling risks associated with the care, treatment and transportation of bariatric (severely obese) patients and clients in Australia 2008 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council
An analysis of the risks associated with the uncontrolled descent of plasterboard sheet-lifter mastheads. 2008 WorkCover NSW
Literature review and analysis of injury data associated with the use of plasterers' stilts during the finishing of plasterboard in domestic construction. 2007-2008 WorkCover NSW
International review of initiatives to improve OHS in the Building and Construction Industry 2006 Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
Prevention of injuries that result from working with horses in the Victorian thoroughbred horse racing industry 2005 WorkSafe Victoria
Occupational disease indicators and summary statistics: extent to which the proposed methods and health effects indicators will provide a robust and valid report on the heath conditions being monitored. 2005 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council (formerly NOHSC)
Profile of an OHS professional in Australia and implications for achievement of the National OHS Strategy 2002 - 2012 2005 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council (formerly NOHSC)
Services to assist NOHSC in the development of a model and tools for the incorporation of OHS into the procurement practices of government. 2005 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council (formerly NOHSC)
International Review of Surveillance and Control of Workplace Exposures 2004-2005 Office of the Australian Safety & Compensation Council (formerly NOHSC)
Evaluation of the Victorian Nurse Back Injury Prevention Project 2003-2004 Victorian Department of Human Services
Evaluation of Learning Outcomes for the Engineering Resource Package 2005 Department of Workplace Relations (OASCC - NOHSC)
Safety Development Fund - Injury Prevention in the Wall & Ceiling Industries 2003-2005 WorkSafe Victoria
Small Business Innovation Fund - Prevention of Occupational Asthma among Automotive Body Repairers 2002-2003 WorkSafe Victoria
Pilot and Evaluation of the Automotive Industry Small Business Safety Audit 2000 Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VACC)
Occupational Health and Safety Priorities for the Australian Coal Industry 1999-2000 Australian Coal Association Research Program
Safe Designs Project: Literature review and review of initiatives of OHS authorities and other key players 1999-2000 National Occupational Health and Safety Commission
Occupational Health and Safety in Road and Bridge Design: A review of standards and other guidance material 1999-2000 Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
Evaluation of Health and Safety Representative Training 1998-1999 Victorian WorkCover Authority
Workplace fatalities Project 1998-2000 Victorian WorkCover Authority
Work In Moderate Cold 1997 Meat Research Corporation
Noise Management at South Australia Mining and Quarrying Sites 1997 South Australia Mining and Quarrying OH&S Committee
Ergonomic Evaluation of Sheep Handling Equipment 1997 NSW WorkCover Corporation
Evaluation of Health and Safety Representative Training in South Australia 1996 WorkCover Corporation of South Australia
Reducing Back Injuries and Energy Costs of Shearing Through the Development of Practical Modifications to Shed Layout 1995-1997 National Occupational Health & Safety Commission
Investigation of the Effectiveness of Attenuation Treatments in Underground Coal Mining 1995-1996 NSW Joint Coal Board OHS Trust
Operation Safety - Occupational Injury Prevention - Regional Intervention Study 1995-1996 Victorian WorkCover Authority
Commissioned Study of OHS in the Australian Black Coal Industry 1993 Australian Coal Association/ BHP Special Research Program
Development of a Databank of Solutions to Noise Problems in the Mining Industry 1991 National Occupational Health & Safety Commission
Production of Generic TAFE OHS Curriculum 1990 TAFE National Centre
Development of OHS Course Modules 1990 Victorian Education Foundation
"SHARE" Project Phase III 1990 Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Commission
Production of OHS Engineering Resource 1989 National Occupational Health & Safety Commission
"SHARE" Project Phase II 1988 Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Commission
Health and Safety in the Arts 1987 Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Commission
OHS Representative Training Evaluation 1986 Australian Council of Trade Unions
National OHS Inspectorate Training (collaboration with Curtin University) 1986 National Occupational Health & Safety Commission
"SHARE" Project Phase I 1986 Victorian Occupational Health & Safety Commission