The Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture is a premier networking event for Ontario OHS researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. On October 29, 2015, hear about the use of research to support reforms at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
This year's Alf Nachemson Memorial lecturer will be Judy Geary, the former executive who led a series of reform at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). On October 29, Geary will share lessons learned in integrating research evidence in the reform of valued public services. The Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture has become a premier networking event for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the field of work injury and disability prevention in Ontario. As the Institute marks its 25th anniversary, this year's event is not one to be missed.
The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP)—co-led by Institute for Work & Health Senior Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa and Adjunct Scientist Dr. Ellen MacEachen—is holding a one-day symposium to begin developing a roadmap that will lead the way in improving the work disability support system in Canada, as well as improving employment opportunities for workers with disabilities.
Sign up now for the next offering of the Institute for Work & Health's popular Systematic Review Workshop. The Fall 2015 workshop is taking place November 25-27 in Toronto. Over the course of three days, you will get a good grounding in how to plan, carry out and communicate a systematic review of the research evidence on a particular topic. Please register by November 11.
October 1—To mark Global Ergonomics Month, the Institute for Work & Health has brought together its research and tools on participatory ergonomics (PE) onto a single web page for easy reference. Learn how to set up a PE program, what it takes to do so effectively, and what benefits you might expect with such a program in place.
September 25—The Institute for Work & Health's 2014 annual report, titled "Promoting a culture of occupational health and safety," is now available on our website. Read about projects active in 2014 that contributed to the prevention system's shared values and beliefs about what is needed to ensure the protection of workers.
September 25—Can't make it to 481 University Avenue to attend an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) plenary that you're really interested in? Why don't you attend remotely? Most IWH plenaries (i.e. seminars) are now being streamed live. Simply e-mail Albana Canga with the specific plenary that you would like to attend, and she'll send you the access information you need.
September 17—Are you doing research into the causes, prevalence and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? We want to hear from you! As host of PREMUS 2016, the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders taking place June 20-23, 2016 in Toronto, Canada, the Institute for Work & Health is accepting proposals for presentation at this important gathering. The deadline for abstracts in October 30, 2015.
September 16—The Institute for Work and Health is seeking applicants for the position of Biostatistician, a full-time position at the Scientist level that reports directly to the Scientific Director. As a member of the Institute’s scientific staff, the incumbent will participate in the design, analysis and publication of research studies on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and illness, and will contribute as a principal investigator or co-investigator to the development and leadership of research projects. The deadline for applications is October 16, 2015 (or until the position is filled).
September 10—With the new academic year upon us, don't forget that the Institute for Work & Health has many resources available to help post-secondary students and instructors in occupational health and safety, disability management and work injury rehabilitation incorporate evidence-based information into their research projects, essays, presentations, lessons and lectures.
September 3—Workers at unionized construction workplaces in Ontario are less likely than their non-unionized counterparts to file job-related injury claims that result in time off work, according to an Institute for Work & Health study published online by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
August 27—The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CWRDP) is hiring. The Centre, located at the Institute for Work & Health, is look for an individual with skills and experience in managing a complex research initiative. The CRWDP is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
August 20—Read about a systematic review on regulatory enforcement, a study on the poverty levels of permanently impaired workers and their families and more in the latest issue of At Work, the quarterly newsletter of the Institute for Work & Health.