Start date: 17th Aug 2015
End date: 17th Aug 2015
Duration: 4 hours
When: 17 August 2015. Registration commences at 8.30am. The Forum will run from 9.00am – 1.00pm.
Where: The Auditorium, Ground Floor, Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
The number of workers in vulnerable or precarious employment relationships is growing. Workers on short‐term contracts, migrant workers, older workers and others may have fewer health and safety protections than workers with more traditional and more secure employment relationships.
This Research Forum explored issues relating to health and safety in vulnerable workers in Australia. Participants discussed the major challenges and opportunities for government, industry/employers and workers. The Forum aimed to make current research relevant, interesting and accessible to all.
There was a short introduction to the topic by Professor Alex Collie, CEO, ISCRR followed by presentations on recently completed research locally, nationally and internationally focussed on migrant workers.
- "Promoting newcomer health and safety through the engagement of settlement agencies" by Dr Agnieszka Kosny, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Canada
- "Exposure to workplace carinogens and work-related fatalities and injuries: comparing migrant and Australian-born workers" by Associate Professor Alison Reid, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Western Australia
- "Recently arrived migrants and work in Australia" by Ms Monica O'Dywer, AMES, Victoria's leading provider of settlement, education, training and employment services for newly arrived migrants