Workplace injuries and illnesses can place a significant burden on individuals, workplaces, and our community. ISCRR research aims to reduce instances of work-related injury and illness in Victoria - and to help workplaces and compensation systems manage incidents effectively.
The Challenges of a Changing Workforce
Our workforce is changing - with the proportional age of workers quickly rising. Researchers are preparing for this by interviewing older workers, to learn more about their experiences with workplace health and safety.
Occupational violence is a serious, prevalent issue, especially in the healthcare sector. These projects investigate how organisations currently monitor and respond to this problem, to figure out what more can be done.
Researchers studied data gathered from four years of work-related fatalities in Victoria, in order to identify any dangerous patterns. They then used this information to develop a series of workplace safety recommendations.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a significant safety issue. These projects assess current policy and practice in the interests of reducing NIHL at work, and improving the way that existing cases are managed.
Supply Chain Safety Practices
The power of the supply chain is greater than the sum of its parts. These researchers are developing a tool that will make safety practices along a supply chain transparent to all participants - so that they can work together to initiate positive change.
Quad Bike Safety
As concern mounted around the number of farmyard accidents involving quad bikes ("all-terrain" vehicles), researchers began investigating the 'quad bar' - a crush protection device, and possible solution.
Wet Work Exposure
This study looks closely at wet working conditions - to figure out how they contribute to cases of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Australia, and what can be done to change that.
Researchers are currently analysing a form of communication that you may have previously not considered important: everyday, workplace conversations about safety.