Research Objectives: To understand the influence of gender, ethnicity and racialization on worker injury and hazard reporting.
Methods: A survey of 1300 Ontario workers was conducted along with 120 intensive interviews.
Preliminary Results: The initial analysis of the survey data revealed relatively few significant differences in reporting behaviours or explanations. While the interviews are still in process, there are indications that ethnicity and race can affect reporting patterns in significant ways. However, the evidence also suggests that many of the same dynamics and rationales are operative among both minority and non-minority workers.
The goal of LOARC is to improve working conditions and health for workers through fostering research collaboration across unions, occupational health and safety professionals and university researchers.
Union health and safety activists, health and safety professionals and university-based researchers have come together with a common concern that research agendas in occupational health and safety are too removed from the experience of workers and their abilities to alter the conditions in which they work.
The objectives of the coalition are to: