Exposure to workplace hazards among migrant workers in Australia

  • Glass, Deborah (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Fritschi, Lin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • LaMontagne, Anthony Daniel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Milner, Allison (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reid, Alison (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schenker, Marc (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to compare the prevalence of exposure to workplace hazards, namely carcinogens and
psychosocial risk factors (e.g. bullying and precarious work), among migrant and Australian-born workers. The international literature suggests that migrant workers are exposed to more workplace hazards than native-born
populations, but the evidence base for Australia is patchy despite the fact that Australia has such a large migrant
population. The anticipated goal of this project is to address this gap in evidence. The intended outcomes are the
necessary first step in the process of reducing exposure to harmful substances and behaviours for all workers.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)