Prevention System Updates

Health & safety reps: participate in a survey

Release Date:  Apr 02, 2012

The Labour OHCOW Academic Research Coalition (LOARC) seeks participants for a 10-15 minute online survey, part of a research project funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Research Advisory Council. Participants will be entered into a draw for three prizes of $100.

The goal of this project is to gather real-life experiences, insights and approaches of health and safety representatives, which will be compiled and published in a guidebook for health and safety representatives. LOARC is hoping to have as many Ontario representatives fill out this online survey as possible.

The survey asks about participants’

  • activities as a worker health and safety representative
  • work situation and history as a representative
  • impact in bringing about changes in the workplace

This research project follows up on previous research, which identified a style of representation called “knowledge activism,” characterized as the “the strategic collection and tactical use of technical, scientific and legal knowledge.”

The survey is now closed.