IWH Measurement Tool Assesses OHS Vulnerability

The OHS Vulnerability Measure, developed at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), measures the extent to which a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work.

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IWH research has shown that vulnerability, as measured by this tool, is associated with elevated rates of self-reported work injury and illness.

The OHS Vulnerability Measure can be used to assess worker vulnerability at a point in time. It can also be administered again at a later date after introducing an injury and illness prevention program to gauge the success of the program in reducing vulnerability.

To download the guide and questionnaire for workers, please visit the OHS Vulnerability Measure page on the Institute for Work & Health website.