A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 82

Fall 2015

In this issue

Lead IWH study in construction sector suggests unionized firms are safer

First industry-wide study in Ontario by Institute for Work & Health finds unionized construction workers report more claims overall but fewer claims that result in time off work

Standard article Distinct types of OHS vulnerability seen in young, temporary, small business employees

Tool developed by IWH measures three types of vulnerability to workplace health and safety risk

Standard article Research key to finding way forward during WSIB reform: Nachemson speaker

Former Workplace Safety and Insurance Board executive reflects on value of research in policy-making

Standard article Injured shift workers report poorer health outcomes than injured day workers: study

IWH study finds people who work shifts no more likely to leave job, despite poorer health two years after injury

Standard article Qualitative systematic review highlights new regulatory, implementation issues in OHS

Implementing OHS laws and regulations can be challenging in complex, non-standard world of work

Standard article Users of IWH’s participatory ergonomics guide report better awareness of key steps

Evaluation study finds high interest in participatory ergonomics, but little opportunity for implementation

What researchers mean by... primary data and secondary data

Primary data and secondary data are two types of data, each with pros and cons, each requiring different kinds of skills, resources

News IWH Update

  • Registration for PREMUS 2016 now open
  • IWH’s current adjunct and former scientist receives global health award
  • IWH plenaries now available as live stream