A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 80

Spring 2015

In this issue

Lead Online office ergonomics training program now available from IWH

IWH’s eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office Workers is an evidence-based training program that leads to healthy computing practices and postures among office workers

Standard article IWH research on vulnerable workers leads to tool for measuring risk factors

29-item survey gauges vulnerability via workplace hazards, policies, procedures and worker awareness

Sidebar 29 questions to measure vulnerability

New IWH tool to measure risk of injury probes four dimensions

Standard article IWH research plays key role in shaping WSIB policies that led to better outcomes

New case studies describe how Institute findings on return to work, recovery and retraining were ‘formative’ in changes at Ontario’s workers’ compensation board

Standard article Mark your calendars for PREMUS 2016

World scientific conference on MSD prevention takes place June 20-23, 2016

Standard article Workers’ compensation systems vary greatly in their medical assessment practices

Differences in use of medical assessments may point to solutions to common challenges, IWH study suggests

Standard article Practitioners in workplace health and safety value research in decisions but lack for time

IWH study suggests OHS professionals would welcome a one-stop shop to find lay-friendly research

What researchers mean by... primary, secondary and tertiary prevention

Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention are three terms that map out the range of interventions available to health experts

News IWH Update

  • IWH welcomes new Board chair
  • Surveying OHS practitioners, advocates and others on communication preferences
  • Summer Program on Aging 2015 builds research capacity on aging workforce issues