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Monash expert: Home care sector changes needed to safeguard worker safety

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Monash University expert is available to comment on the risks home care workers face at work and the comprehensive changes needed to safeguard worker wellbeing.


A Monash Business School research review has found up to 20 per cent of home care workers are injured on the job every year and almost half will endure at least one serious injury during their career.


More than one quarter experience physical or verbal violence at work, and 70 per cent warn they are regularly exposed to badly managed health and safety hazards.

Professor Herman Tse, Department of Management, Monash Business School
Contact: +61 414 500 716 or  

  • Workplace relationships 
  • Organisational behaviour and leadership
  • Health and safety

The following can be attributed to Professor Tse:

“Demographic factors including age and ethnicity, service intensity, emphasis on organisational safety management, and societal stereotyping against the value of home care workers collectively shape the risk profile of home care workers.

“These findings are crucial for understanding the multifaceted challenges faced by front-line home care workers, so we can develop strategies and inform regulations to safeguard their wellbeing and safety in their day-to-day work. 

“With this first study, the goal was to raise awareness about the issue and elevate recognition of the risks faced by home care workers.

“It’s my hope that I can continue to work on more studies next year to provide comprehensive, evidence-based and innovative solutions that can effectively address this pressing issue.”


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