Webinar: Lone Worker & Remote Working Risks

01/10/2020 06:00pm to 7:00pm

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Among her many achievements, Dr Joanne Crawford specialises in remote and mobile workers. Establishing a safe working environment for those people working remotely is no different from organising the safety of other workers. Dr Crawford will discuss findings relating to managing distributed workforces and what to consider when the demand to work from home increases.


Joanne joined the University of Victoria in Wellington in January this year as the inaugural WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety. Professionally while a Chartered Ergonomist, Joanne has worked with the different specialisms in occupational health and safety in both research and practice. That has included being the Ergonomics and Human Factors lead at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh. Taking that systems approach into workplace and research problems to understand the drivers and barriers in implementing occupational health and safety and transferring knowledge to practice. Joanne has worked with a number of sectors including telecommunications and healthcare on topics including knowledge management in OHS, preventing musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and shift work, age, and work and the OHS implications of return to work after cancer. This has been for clients including HSE, EU OSHA, Department of Health (UK), WorkSafe NZ and the European Parliament.


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