Fall 2016 issue of At Work is out

Read how two workplaces use IWH research and tools. Find out about the work to date by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy. Get the results from a study on experience rating design. And more...

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Lecture focuses on integration of workers with disabilities

The speakers at this year's Nachemson lecture celebrated the work of Wolfgang Zimmermann and NIDMAR in integrating people with disabilities into the workforce.

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Preventing upper extremity MSDs in the workplace

Get the key takeaways from a systematic review update of workplace interventions to reduce upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), now available in a plain-language summary and a short video.

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IWH's 25th anniversary annual report now available

The Institute's 2015 annual report looks back at the IWH people and research making a difference to the protection of worker health and safety over the last 25 years.

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Miss an IWH plenary? Listen to the slidecast!

Most Institute for Work & Health plenaries are also available as slidecasts (slides with audio). So if you missed a recent plenary, you can catch it on our YouTube channel.

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Recent updates

  • November 15—The Fall 2016 issue of At Work is all about stories of impact. Learn how Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro continues to see injury reductions, thanks to a participatory ergonomics team set up a decade ago as part of a study. Find out why Carillion Canada decided to get involved in IWH research measuring worker vulnerability, and what the company learned by doing so. Plus, the far-reaching influence of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research founder Wolfgang Zimmermann, the work of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, and more.

  • October 27—At the Institute for Work & Health's annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, held this month in Toronto, Wolfgang Zimmermann, the executive director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research, challenged workplace leaders and policy-makers to "change the terrible narrative" that continues to describe the reality of most people with disabilities when it comes to their participation in the labour force.

  • October 27—Did you miss the Institute for Work & Health's 2016 Nachemson lecture celebrating the work of Wolfgang Zimmermann and the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)? You can now watch all four presentations, and hear what Andrew King, Joachim Breuer, the Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, PC, and Zimmermann himself had to say about the role of NIDMAR in integrating people with disabilities into the workplace and where we need to go next to continue this important work.

  • October 13—What OHS workplace interventions are effective in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)? That was the question guiding a recent systematic review update. To mark Global Ergonomics Month (October), the Institute for Work & Health has produced a plain-language summary of the review's findings, along with a video card of the key takeaways.

  • September 13—To mark the Insitute for Work & Health's 25th anniversary, the 2015 annual report looks back at the Institute's research and the impact this work has had on improving policies and practices that protect workers from occupational injury, illness and disability.

  • August 30—Government health and safety inspections that result in citations or penalties effectively motivate employers to make improvements that reduce work-related injuries. This is one of the conclusions of an Institute for Work & Health systematic review published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and being highlighted in honour of Labour Day 2016.

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