Welcome to the ARC-funded Heat and Work Injury Project
Welcome to the website for research on "Understanding and Preventing Injuries in Hot Working Conditions."
About the project
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 including loss of concentration, sweaty hands, solar glare, hot surfaces or accumulated fatigue.
The aims of this research project are to: (1) Examine the relationship between hot weather and workplace injury, and the influencing factors; (2) explore stakeholder perceptions; and (3) 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, SafeWork SA, SA Health and Safe Work Australia.
There are several aspects to the research and we welcome your input if have an interest in occupational health and safety and/or have experience working in hot conditions. If you would like to be part of the project you can contribute in a number of ways. Participants and their organisations can be assured of confidentiality and will not be identified.
We value your opinion and experiences.
Please read the information sheet before proceeding.
If health and safety is your full time responsibility (e.g. Consultant, Inspector, Safety Manager, Trainer) please click here
15-20 minutes to complete. Questions are centred on heat-associated risks, experiences of injuries, and implications for productivity loss in workplaces you currently visit.
If health and safety is a part time responsibility (e.g. Health and Safety representative, union official, site supervisor) please click here.
10-15 minutes to complete. Questions are about heat-associated risks, experiences of injuries, and implications for productivity loss in your organisation