OHS and WHS: ground breaking research underway into working in heat

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are undertaking a national project to better understand the circumstances underpinning workplace injuries that occur in hot working conditions.

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the project is examining the relationship between hot weather and workplace injury, and exploring stakeholders’ and workers’ perceptions, with the ultimate aim being to facilitate resources to aid the prevention of heat-related occupational injuries.

The project has numerous opportunities for people to participate in the research by answering the following:

  • Online questionnaire surveys available for health and safety professionals and health and safety representatives.
  • Interested people can also make general comments about their experiences and views on the prevention of heat-related injuries via a online survey.
  • People who have had an injury while working in hot conditions can participate in a confidential telephone (or face-to-face) interview lasting 30-60 minutes.

The University can be contacted at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/oeh/heat or contact alana.hansen@adelaide.edu.au or telephone (08) 8313 1043.


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