A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 63

Winter 2011

In this issue

Lead Leading indicators may pinpoint positive differences in OHS practices

The Institute for Work & Health is currently conducting a number of studies that may provide important insights on “leading indicators.” The results from these studies will support efforts to improve the way Ontario firms manage their occupational health and safety programs.

Standard article At issue: Income security for persons with disabilities in Canada

A more coordinated and client-oriented approach is needed for disability benefit programs in Canada, according to a new Issue Briefing from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

Standard article Cancer Care Ontario: How research evidence helped improve outcomes

Within the span of 10 years, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) went from an ailing organization to a leading health-care agency. As former CCO head Dr. Terry Sullivan explained at the 2010 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, much of the turn-around can be attributed to a culture of quality improvement tied to research evidence.

Standard article Thumbs down: MSK symptoms and hand-held devices

If you use a hand-held device such as a BlackBerry or an iPod, do you experience hand or neck pain? If you answered, “yes,” you’re likely not alone.

Standard article Are those who work shifts more at risk of work injury?

The number of Canadians working shifts other than a regular daytime schedule is on the rise. A new study suggests that those who work night or rotating shifts are more at risk of getting injured on the job.

What researchers mean by... sampling

Sampling is an act of generalization that we participate in all the time.

News IWH News

  • Former SAC chair recognized by CIHR
  • IWH associate scientist receives several honours
  • IWH board chair appointed to committee