Find out how your organization measures up when it comes to occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators. The Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) survey and benchmarks are now open to all.
What are the findings of studies on interventions on mental health problems and disorders at work? What challenges do they face? In this plenary, Karen Nieuwenhuijsen of Coronel Institute of Occupational Health in The Netherlands discusses successes and challenges faced by preventive mental health interventions.
Canada currently does not have a timely surveillance system for workplace exposure to cancer-causing agents. In this plenary, Dr. Paul Demers of Occupational Cancer Research Centre shares findings of a pilot study linking workers' compensation data and a provincial cancer registry. He also discusses the feasibility of this new approach to monitoring workplace risk factors for cancer.
You are invited to attend the launch of a five-year research program led by Institute for Work & Health Scientist Dr. Smith that is exploring how sex and gender shape risk of work injury, time off work after a work injury, and the relationship between the work environment and chronic illnesses. This special plenary is taking place on Tuesday, October 14 at the University of Toronto's Hart House.
Come hear Dr. Paul Schulte, director of the Education and Information Division at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), at this year's Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. Schulte will share NIOSH's approach to assessing the impact of its research on worker health protection and what it has learned along the way. Hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, this free annual lecture has become one of the most important networking events of the year in Ontario for policy-makers, researchers, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders in the field of work injury and disability prevention. Registration is now open.
September 8, 2014—CBRG QuickDecks are now available from the Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG), housed at the Institute for Work & Health. These slide decks provide a quick summary of the best evidence for treating back and neck pain by type of intervention, including surgical, pharmacological and non-pharmacological (e.g. massage, chiropractic) interventions.
August 5—The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is accepting applications for its post-doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health, an appointment for a new investigator at IWH in Toronto. The Fellowship supports the development of outstanding new researchers in the field of work and health and is open to a range of academic disciplines, including social, behavioural and organizational sciences, as well as clinical and population health sciences.The deadline for applying is October 15, 2014.
July 14—The complex employment relationship between temporary agency workers, temp agencies and client employers creates loopholes and incentives that may leave low-wage temp agency workers more vulnerable to workplace injuries, Dr. Ellen MacEachen explains in the newest video from the Institute for Work & Health.
July 11—The Institute for Work & Health aims to conduct "actionable" research of value to employers, workers and policy-makers in their pursuit of safe and healthy workplaces. In other words, we want to have an impact. A new case study series, though hardly exhaustive, provides some examples of the impact we've had to date.
June 11—How well does your organization compare against industry peers on occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators, which are designed to gauge performance before injuries and illnesses occur? Now you can find out by completing a 20-minute survey developed as part of the Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP). You can interpret your results using a performance scorecard, and then compare them to benchmarks for your sector.
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. Registration is open.