Emerging Issues in Occupational Health and Safety

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Emerging Issues in Occupational Health and Safety
Vulnerable workers have jobs that place them at risk for injuries and other health risks and work under conditions that are less than the acceptable standards. Vulnerable workers n the labor force have limited access to benefits, work under minimum standards, do not have sufficient social support and lack unions in their workplace (Saunders).
Populations that are considered vulnerable workers include immigrants, temporary workers, low income earners and young workers. The recent advances in technology, globalization and increase in immigration have contributed to the problem. There is a need for the development and implementation of policies that protect this population of workers and...
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