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Highly Educated Immigrant Workers’ Perspectives of Occupational Health and Safety and Work Conditions That Challenge Work Safety

Occupational Health & Safety
130 1hr
This presentation focuses on new immigrant workers’ understanding of occupational health and safety (OH&S), OH&S training and understanding of rights, as well as challenges they experience in terms of maintaining safety at work.

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Learning Outcomes

Interventions to promote awareness about OH&S among highly educated new immigrant workers
Policies and workplace practices for improving OH&S and wellness at the workplace for new immigrant workers


Janki Shankar, Ph.D.
Janki Shankar is professor at the faculty of social work at the University of Calgary. Before joining academia, she worked forseveral years as a mental health therapist and rehabilitation consultant in Sydney Australia. She has a PhD from University of Sydney and has specialized in the vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Her current research focuses on work safety and health of workers from linguisitc and racialized backgrounds and those experiencing mental health issues.

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