Occupational Health and Safety Vulnerability of Recent Immigrants and Refugees
Recent immigrants and refugees to Canada have higher rates of work-related injuries and illnesses than Canadian-born workers. As a result, they are often labelled as ‘vulnerable workers’.
This webinar will present findings of a qualitative study that explored the factors that contribute to occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability of recent immigrants and refugees from the lens of the workplace context, including exposure to hazards and access to workplace protections. It will also provide insights into factors that could help reduce the risk of injury and illness among newcomers.
You will learn
- About the experiences of recent immigrants and refugees seeking work, and in their first jobs, from the lens of the occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability framework
- How to identify workplace factors that could help reduce the risk of injury and illness of recent immigrants and refugees
- Recent immigrants and refugees experience multiple forms of occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability.
- Safe work integration depends on providing recent immigrants and refugees with information about their rights, adequate job training, and opportunities for participating in injury prevention.