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Workforce diversity and digital labour platforms: implications for occupational safety and health

The digital platform economy is growing quickly and the work offered is as diverse as the workers themselves. Migrant and ethnic minorities, are more likely to engage in platform work, which may also represent an opportunity for persons with a disability and for women.

While digital work can be a stepping stone into the labour market, it presents just as many dead ends. This Discussion Paper sheds light on the working conditions and OSH risks related to for some groups of workers.

The results show the way to ensure digital platform work serves as a jumping board to more secure, safer and healthier occupations.


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