Occupational Safety & Health Research Center

Occupational Safety & Health Research Center

Construction Workers on the roof

Construction Workers on the roof

Welcome to OSHRC

The Occupational Safety and Health Research Center (OSHRC) is devoted to discovering and disseminating innovative ways to separate humans from hazards in the occupational environment, through research and training, and focusing on applications that reduce fatalities, injuries, illnesses, and accidents.


New article "Two Novel Slip Training Methods Improve the Likelihood of Recovering Balance After a Laboratory-Induced Slip" by Maury Nussbaum and Michael Madigan was published in Journal of Applied Biomechanics. (January 2019)

New article "Age-related strength loss affects non-stepping balance recovery" by Michael Madigan and Maury Nussbaum was published in PLoS ONE. (January 2019)

New article "Variation in upper extremity, neck and trunk postures when performing computer work at a sit-stand station" by Divya Srinivasan was published in Applied Ergonomics. (October 2018)

OSHRC Research Areas

OSHRC members are involved in a broad range of Research Areas that are within diverse disciplines and/or address one or more occupational sectors. Many projects have Research-to-Practice (R2P) components.


Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Mining, Cross Sector


Industrial Hygiene, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Safety, Slips/Trips/Falls, Work Organization