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Heat and Work Injury Project

This nation-wide research looks at understanding and preventing injuries in hot working conditions.

While we know a lot about heat-induced illness in workers, we know less about injuries that occur in hot weather. These may arise for a number of reasons—such as loss of concentration, sweaty hands, solar glare, hot surfaces or accumulated fatigue.

Through this project, we aim to: 

  • examine the relationship and influencing factors between hot weather and workplace injury
  • explore stakeholder perceptions
  • improve policies and facilitate resources to aid in the prevention of heat-related injury.

This national project is funded by the Australian Research Council and is being conducted by the University of Adelaide, in cooperation with Queensland University of Technology, Monash University, the University of Western Australia, SA Health, SafeWork SA and Safe Work Australia.

Thank you to all participants who completed the online survey component of this research in 2018.

National Heat and Work Injury Workshop

The National Health and Work Injury Workshop was held on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.

Proceedings of the the National Heat and Work Injury Workshop can be found here.

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