A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 87

Winter 2017

In this issue

Lead Effective workplace return-to-work interventions are multi-faceted: IWH review

New systematic review finds evidence for return-to-work programs that incorporate some combination of health services, case coordination and work modification

Standard article OHS vulnerability as defined by IWH tool linked to self-reported injury rates

Study lends support to concept of OHS vulnerability as combination of hazards and inadequate protection

Standard article Health professionals report uncertainty over roles in RTW of workers with complex injuries

Study in four Canadian provinces finds some confusion and areas for potential improvement

Standard article Paper on aging and MSDs draws on WHO framework

With an aging workforce in Canada, there may be concerns that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) may be more prevalent and costly. While the evidence on this question is inconclusive, some current research suggests that supporting healthy aging in workplaces will benefit society in general.

Standard article Employers wanted for study on OHS spending

Institute's study on employer investment in OHS is first of its kind in Canada

What researchers mean by... multiple regression

Multiple regression is a popular technique in statistics used to measure the relationship between many variables and an outcome

News IWH Updates

  • Dr. Kim Cullen appointed IWH associate scientist
  • New video on DASH Outcome Measure looks at reasons for its continued popularity
  • IWH recruiting for study on employer supports for workers with depression