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Title: Occupational Health and Safety of Temporary and Agency Workers
Authors: Hopkins, Benjamin A.
First Published: 29-Apr-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Uppsala University, Sweden, Department of Economic History
Citation: Economic and Industrial Democracy April 29, 2015 0143831X15581424
Abstract: Previous quantitative studies have established a link between precarious work and occupational health and safety (OHS). Using an ethnographically informed qualitative approach, this article investigates the workplace experiences of different types of precarious workers, in particular those who are directly-employed temporary workers and those who are engaged through an agency. Drawing on the work of Andrew Hopkins, the article finds cultural practices that lead to worsened OHS experiences for those who are engaged through an agency. These experiences include inadequate safety training, poor quality personal protective equipment and a lack of clarity of supervisory roles.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0143831X15581424
ISSN: 0143-831X
eISSN: 1461-7099
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. Version of record:
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