Distinct types of OHS vulnerability seen in young, temporary, small business employees

Young workers, temporary workers and small business employees are often called vulnerable workers, but a new study from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has found that they are not all vulnerable to work injury and illness in the same ways.
The study used a new occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability questionnaire developed by the Institute. The 27-item measure asks respondents about their exposure to workplace hazards and the presence of three types of protection: (1) workplace policies and procedures; (2) worker awareness of OHS hazards, rights and responsibilities; and (3) worker empowerment to participate in injury prevention. The tool considers workers to be vulnerable to injury and illness when they're exposed to hazards at work and inadequate protection in at least one of the three areas.

Source: http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work/82/distinct-types-of-ohs-vulnerability-seen-in-young-temporary-small-business-employees

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