About our research

The Institute for Work & Health has established itself as a leader in work-health research. Our research falls into two broad areas:

  • To protect healthy workers by studying the prevention of work-related injury and illness (primary prevention). This includes studies of programs, policies and practices, and the health of workers in the population at large.
  • To improve the health and recovery of injured workers (secondary prevention). This involves conducting research on treatment, return to work, disability prevention and management, and compensation policy.

We have also developed expertise in systematic reviews of occupational health research, and in making our research relevant and accessible to practitioners and policy-makers through our knowledge transfer and exchange activities.

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