A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 69

Summer 2012

In this issue

Lead Temp agency workers falling through cracks in OHS system

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, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

Standard article Study finds persistence of higher injury risk for new workers

We know that newly hired workers face a higher injury rate. Recent research from the Institute for Work & Health finds that the higher risk of work injury among new workers has persisted over the past ten years. This suggests workplaces need to do more to ensure new workers get the training and supervision they need to stay safe on the job.

Standard article Change with the times: Chronic conditions hint at the need for tailored injury prevention efforts

Workplaces may need to tailor their injury prevention efforts to address the rising prevalence of chronic conditions, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

Standard article Training promotes safer practices

A systematic review led by the Institute for Work & Health shows that training positively influences worker practices, making it an important part of multi-component health and safety programs.

Standard article New IWH senior scientist highlights chronic disease

The health of older workers is a focus of research for the Institute for Work & Health and its newest senior recruit.

Standard article Show and tell: Visual symbols inform vulnerable workers about MSDs

Visual symbols or pictograms, along with training, are a promising approach to protect vulnerable workers from musculoskeletal disorders, according to a collaborative evaluation involving the Institute for Work & Health.

What researchers mean by... survival analysis

Researchers in work and health can use survival analysis—a branch of statistics that often predicts the timing of death—to calculate other things that are far more life affirming: return to work after an injury, for example.

News IWH News

  • IWH scientist guest edits special issue
  • IWH research in the spotlight
  • Hold the date: Nachemson Memorial Lecture
  • Experience rating symposium set for November
  • Next systematic review workshop