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How precarious employment affects health and safety at work : the case of temporary agency workers

Underhill, Elsa and Quinlan, Michael 2011, How precarious employment affects health and safety at work : the case of temporary agency workers, Relations industrielles, vol. 66, no. 3, Summer, pp. 397-421.

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Title How precarious employment affects health and safety at work : the case of temporary agency workers
Author(s) Underhill, Elsa
Quinlan, Michael
Journal name Relations industrielles
Volume number 66
Issue number 3
Season Summer
Start page 397
End page 421
Publisher Universite Laval : Department of Industrial Relations
Place of publication Quebec, Canada
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0034-379X
Keyword(s) precarious employment
temporary agency work
occupational health and safety
Summary International studies indicate temporary agency workers are more likely to be injured at work than other types of employees. However explanations for this have been less forthcoming. This paper seeks to begin filling this gap. A study was undertaken in Victoria, Australia, of occupational health and safety (OHS) amongst temporary agency workers drawing upon workers' compensation claim files for injured agency and directly hired workers from 1995-2001, and focus groups of temporary agency workers conducted in 2003. In analyzing the results, use was made of risk factors identified in a model that has been developed to explain how precarious employment affects OHS--the pressure, disorganization and regulatory failure (PDR) model (Quinlan and Bohle, 2004, 2009). Drawing principally on qualitative data, the paper finds that whilst agency workers share common risk factors with other forms of precarious workers, unique characteristics associated with the triangular nature of agency employment heighten their vulnerability further.
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Language eng
Field of Research 150306 Industrial Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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