Research into future of work begins

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To help prepare for workplace issues of the future, the NSW Government has selected four research partners to explore key emerging risks in health and safety.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, said the winners will be allocated $660,000 to conduct this important research project.

“The future of work will be vastly different from today’s landscape, and we want to be ready to adapt so that we can continue to protect our workforce,” Mr Anderson said.

Out of 58 applicants, proposals from Edith Cowan University, University of Adelaide, Charles Sturt University and PhD student Reverend Mark Layson have been selected as winners.

“The four areas we’ve chosen are incredibly important and have the potential to transform the workplace and make it healthier, safer and more sustainable for everyone,” Mr Anderson said.

The selected research projects will be focusing on; the increased use and ethical considerations of AI in workplaces, the mental health concerns of flexible and remote working, and mitigating psychological harms for our frontline emergency service employees.

“The findings of these projects will help us to have the right conversations and develop the best policies to mitigate these risks both in the short and longer term,” Mr Anderson said.

“We anticipate some great outcomes from these projects and look forward to seeing how they support the NSW workforce for generations to come.”

The Centre for Work Health and Safety is focused on investing in innovative game-changing research, with more opportunities for programs like the Changing World of Work Program in the future. 
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