Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Work-related injury and illness in Ireland: trends over time in five high risk sectors
Summary of Presentation:
This research looks at work-related injuries and illness in five sectors with persistently high risks: health, construction, transport and storage, industry (manufacturing and utilities), and agriculture, forestry and fishing. These five sectors accounted for 41 per cent of employment and 56 per cent of work-related injury in 2014. The research tracks experiences over the period 2001 to 2014 using nationally representative surveys of the workforce collected by the CSO. We examine the role of factors such as working hours, shift work and job tenure and consider the effects of the economic boom and bust.
Dr Helen Russell is a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. She is the Principal Investigator on a multi-annual research programme on Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Work funded by the Health and Safety Authority. She is also involved in a number of European wide projects on the quality of work in Europe and on youth employment and unemployment. Her research is published in a wide range of books, research reports and academic journals.