Research project opportunity

SafetyAtWorkBlog believes that the following research project may be of interest to readers.

Underhill graphicA research team from the Faculty of Business & Law at Deakin University, led by Drs. Elsa Underhill & Melissa Parris, are conducting a research project to:

  • Develop a better understanding of how health, safety and well-being outcomes differ between types of workers (ie. permanents, casuals & labour hire) within the same workplace; and
  • Develop an understanding of how employment status impacts on work/life balance.

Their findings are intended to better inform HRM and WHS practitioners on the development of evidence based strategies and policies to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees.

 They are seeking organisations which will allow them to survey their employees including, where appropriate, labour hire workers placed with organisation.  Responses will be anonymous and respondents will have the chance to win 1 of 10 mini Ipads. Participating organisations will receive a report specific to their organisation, as well as the full project report.

 Is your organisation interested in participating?  If so, please contact for further information.

2 thoughts on “Research project opportunity”

  1. A great study would be fly in fly out (FIFO) mining sector. In particular such companies that do long work stays I.e. 6 weeks on 2 weeks off, 3 weeks on 1 week off. They study should also include the family/partner as these external factors can increase stress etc on the workers also due to family/partner related stress (its all relevant).

    I doubt any mining company would participate though, as the last thing the sector wants is shorter work periods imposed by ethical rules, as it would increase expenditures with increasing travel.

    Risk Cynic

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