A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 81

In this issue

Lead Inspections with penalties linked to lower injuries: IWH review

Institute for Work & Health systematic review on regulatory enforcement finds strong evidence for effectiveness of inspections with fines and citations

Standard article IWH leading indicator tool wins over advocates across Canada

The eight-item IWH-OPM is adopted in several provinces as a measure of health and safety performance in workplaces

Standard article Workers’ comp benefits keep poverty low among permanently impaired workers and their families, study by IWH finds

Ambitious study of earnings of injured and non-injured workers over 10 years finds benefits play important role in reducing poverty among permanently impaired

Sidebar Four WCBs examined

Three workers' compensation programs in Ontario and one in British Columbia examined in IWH study on poverty among permanently impaired injured workers

Standard article Grant round-up: Measuring OHS investment, impact of mandatory training and more

Diversity in research topics and methods seen in upcoming projects at Institute for Work & Health

Standard article Evidence-based questionnaire helps JHSCs pinpoint strengths, weaknesses

Assessment tool by CREOD helps point the way forward for joint health and safety committees

What researchers mean by... cross-sectional vs. longitudinal studies

Cross-sectional studies make comparisons at a single point in time, whereas longitudinal studies make comparisons over time. The research question will determine which approach is best.

News IWH Update

  • IWH’s Dr. Peter Smith promoted
  • Institute welcomes new adjunct scientist
  • Announcing four recipients of the 2015-2016 S. Leonard Syme Fellowships
  • Communications survey results now posted