You're invited to drop by Booth #625 at Partners in Prevention 2014, taking place April 29-30 in Mississauga, Ontario. You'll be able to enter our draw for an iPad mini, pick up the latest issue of At Work (hot off the presses), sign up for IWH News, and get our latest handout called "5 things we think you should know"—a great item for your next staff safety or joint health and safety committee meeting. We're looking forward to seeing you, and talking to you about workplace health and safety!
April 10—Read about the decreasing number of work-related musculoskeletal injuries in Ontario, the capacity of health and safety associations to prevent occupational disease, the upcoming Day of Mourning, and more—all in the April issue of the Institute for Work & Health's IWH News. Sign up here to ensure you get your copy coming right to your in-box.
April 11—Occupational diseases are typically under-recognized and under-reported in the workplace. What do front-line prevention system partners in Ontario need to ensure occupational diseases get the attention they deserve? Occupational health physician Dr. Linn Holness, director of the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD), shared some important insights at a recent Institute for Work & Health plenary, now available as a slidecast.
March 3—The Institute for Work & Health's Spring 2014 Systematic Review Workshop is set to take place April 30-May 2 in Toronto. Sign up now for this popular workshop on how to plan, conduct and communicate the results of a systematic review. The registration deadline is April 16, 2014.
February 4—Today marks the official launch of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. This new centre is co-led by Drs. Emile Tompa and Ellen MacEachen, senior scientists at the Institute for Work & Health. The centre aims to develop evidence-based policy options that will help people who are injured, ill or disabled stay attached to the labour market.
The Institute for Work & Health is co-hosting WDPI (Work Disability Prevention and Integration) 2014 in Toronto, Canada. This is the third international scientific conference on research aimed at preventing work disability and promoting safe and sustained return to work across a range of conditions. Stay tuned for abstract submission requirements and deadlines, as well as registration information.