Skills and workforce development

Workforce Diversity- Explaining Perceived risk of work-related injury in the Australian Health & Community Services and Construction Industries 2010

Client:  Curtin University

This paper analyses the perceived risk of workplace injury and illnesses in two Australian industries: Health & Community Services and Construction. The analysis provides a multifaceted picture of the safety environment using a combination of safety perception data and workers compensation data. The research tests for factors that explain perceived risk in these industries and the overall workforce, and explores the implications for developing safety cultures. It addresses the contribution of worker characteristics, job design and social relations of work in explaining perceived risk of workplace injury or illness.