A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 68

Spring 2012

In this issue

Lead Experience rating focuses on post-injury practices, IWH study suggests

Experience rating can lead to unintended consequences if emphasis on prevention isn’t front-and-centre, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

Standard article The impact of the recession on workers’ compensation claims

The recent recession resulted in a substantial decline in the number of workers’ compensation claims, a decline much greater than the reduction in hours of work, according to the latest Issue Briefing from the Institute for Work & Health.

Standard article Case management potential area for return-to-work improvement

A survey of employees and supervisors about their company’s return-to-work process points to case management as both a lynchpin of the process and a potential area for improvement—a finding that may resonate beyond this one workplace.

Standard article Getting back on the horse: Return to work has beneficial effect on health

Returning to work after an injury is good for people, both physically and mentally, according to a new systematic review.

Standard article Research 101: Disseminating findings

In this series, we are taking you behind the scenes of a research project at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), from start to finish.

Standard article Grant round-up: IWH research aims for practical results

Here’s a quick preview of five research projects at the Institute for Work & Health that recently got the ‘green light.’ They promise to bring results that can help prevent workplace injury and disability.

Standard article What’s next for RAACWI?

Funding for the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury ended this spring, but that didn’t stop the group from making plans for the future. First comes funding, then comes expansion?

What researchers mean by... quality of life

Subjective but measurable, quality of life as an outcome measure provides vital clues about the success of an intervention, which is often missing from a clinical point of view.

News IWH News

  • IWH president joins Veterans Affairs scientific advisory committee
  • IWH appoints interim scientific director
  • IWH welcomes new scientist
  • Mustard Fellowship accepting applications
  • CARWH conference to feature IWH research