Australian workplaces unprepared for heat stress risk

Play
Stop
 
 
Image: Pxfuel

New research published this week by The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work has explored why working in extreme heat is a growing and urgent issue for workers, and what can be done by Governments and workplaces to mitigate these risks.

The report found despite the severity of the health and safety risks, employers often expect workers to continue working in the heat and current labour protections are inadequate.

Download Audio
Thursday, November 26 2020
Produced By
Featured in storyDr Elizabeth Humphrys, Associate at The Australia Institute’s Centre for Future WorkJohn Adley, South Australian Branch Secretary from the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union
Category

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution