Journal article

Individual, occupational, and workplace correlates of occupational health and safety vulnerability in a sample of Canadian workers

A Morgan Lay, Ron Saunders, Marni Lifshen, Curtis Breslin, Anthony LaMontagne, Emile Tompa, Peter Smith

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe OH&S vulnerability across a diverse sample of Canadian workers. METHODS: A survey was administered to 1,835 workers employed more than 15 hrs/week in workplaces with at least five employees. Adjusted logistic models were fitted for three specific and one overall measure of workplace vulnerability developed based on hazard exposure and access to protective OH&S policies and procedures, awareness of employment rights and responsibilities, and workplace empowerment. RESULTS: More than one third of the sample experienced some OH&S vulnerability. The type and magnitude of vulnerability varied by labor market sub-group. Younger workers and those in smaller workplaces experie..

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