[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103059]
Researchers Prof Dino Pisaniello; Prof Peng Bi; A/Prof Adrian Barnett; Prof Malcolm Sim; Dr Jane Heyworth; Dr Scott Hanson-Easey; Ms Shelley Rowett; Dr Monika Nitschke
Brief description This project aims to explore the contribution of heat as a risk factor in work-related illness and injury. Approximately 600 000 Australians experience a work-related illness or injury each year. Hot weather may directly or indirectly lead to accidents, but heat as a risk factor has not been systematically explored, and is particularly relevant in a warming climate. This project aims to improve safety and productivity in Australian industry by generating new evidence and predictive models to inform injury prevention policy and guidance, and facilitating the development of practical, targeted resources. This project expects to add to the body of knowledge regarding workers’ health and safety and to be of benefit to industry and subpopulations at risk.
Funding Amount $295,156
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects