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.


Mike Madigan's NSF grant "Smart prosthetic sockets" project was featured on the Virginia Tech Daily News (October 2019)

Please welcome Research Scientist Dr. Sunwook Kim and Associate Professor Dr. Charlie Klauer who recently joined the OSHRC! (September 2019)

New article Classifying Diverse Physical Activities Using “Smart Garments" by Maury Nussbaum was published in Sensors. (July 2019)

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