A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 75

Winter 2014

In this issue

Lead New research centre to examine work disability policy in Canada

The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, led by two IWH scientists, aims to improve how people with disability are supported in the labour market

Sidebar Canada’s disability system at a glance

A brief outline of the seven programs that make up Canada's work disability system, taken from the Institute for Work & Health's 2010 Issue Briefing, A patchwork quilt: Income security for Canadians with disabilities

Sidebar Lt. Gov. David Onley’s keynote speech at centre launch takes on myths about people with disabilities

An attitudinal barrier still prevents people with disabilities from being gainfully employed, says the Honourable Lt. Gov. David Onley at the official launch of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy.

Standard article Nachemson lecture: Research partnering with policy for data access the way forward

Partnership between UBC and WorkSafeBC serves as model for granting access to big data

Standard article Study finds supporting learner confidence to apply new skills key to effective training

IWH trial of office ergonomics training also finds little difference between in-person and online training

Standard article Safer needles rollout study identifies factors for implementation success

Good communication, gradual transition and outside support pave way for new technology

Standard article Non-academic OHS sources enrich systematic reviews

IWH review team also finds workload a challenge when including grey literature in systematic reviews

What researchers mean by... subgroup analysis

Subgroup analysis is a tool for exploring differences in how people respond to a health intervention, but it must be used with care