IWH research: Identifying vulnerable workers

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has created a survey to help identify workers that may be at an increased risk of injury/illness.

The survey assesses 4 dimensions of vulnerability:

  1. “the hazards workers face;
  2. the workplace- or organizational-level protection they’re offered in the form of policies and practices;
  3. their awareness of their health and safety rights and responsibilities; and
  4. the extent to which they’re empowered to take part in work-related injury prevention and to refuse unsafe work.”

To find out more about this research, including a link to the full list of survey questions, see IWH’s website at: IWH research on vulnerable workers leads to tool for measuring risk factors.

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