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Occupational Safety & Health Research Center

Occupational Safety & Health Research Center

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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.

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


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Director Maury Nussbaum was the recipient of the 2022 Virginia Tech Alumni Awards for Excellence in Research. Check out the Meet the recipient page for more information. Congratulations, Maury! (May 2022).

New article User Acceptance, and Health Outcomes of Arm-Support Exoskeleton Use in Automotive Assembly by Sunwook Kim and Maury Nussbaum was published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (March 2022).

New article An exploratory study comparing three work-rest schedules during simulated repetitive precision work by Sunwook Kim and Maury Nussbaum was published in Ergonomics (December 2021).

New article Vibrotactile feedback in virtual motor learning: A systematic review by Sol Lim was published in Applied Ergonomics (March 2022).