Find out how your organization measures up when it comes to occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators. The Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) survey and benchmarks are now open to all.
How well do occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) address psychosocial risks? Do internal audits help OHSMS address such risks? In this plenary, Anne Helbo of Aalborg University shares her research on internal audits at two public-sector work environments, with a focus on whether they help workplaces control psychosocial work hazards.
You are invited to attend the launch of a five-year research program led by Institute for Work & Health Scientist Dr. Smith that is exploring how sex and gender shape risk of work injury, time off work after a work injury, and the relationship between the work environment and chronic illnesses. This special plenary is taking place on Tuesday, October 14 at the University of Toronto's Hart House.
Come hear Dr. Paul Schulte, director of the Education and Information Division at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), at this year's Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. Schulte will share NIOSH's approach to assessing the impact of its research on worker health protection and what it has learned along the way. Hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, this free annual lecture has become one of the most important networking events of the year in Ontario for policy-makers, researchers, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders in the field of work injury and disability prevention. Registration is now open.
August 6—The Summer 2014 issue of At Work is now online. Read about the predictive ability of the eight-item questionnaire, the IWH Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM). Find out why research to validate tools for measuring work productivity helps people with arthritis. Plus, learn how parents of very young teens think about health and safety at their children's work. All that, and more.
August 5—The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is accepting applications for its post-doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health, an appointment for a new investigator at IWH in Toronto. The Fellowship supports the development of outstanding new researchers in the field of work and health and is open to a range of academic disciplines, including social, behavioural and organizational sciences, as well as clinical and population health sciences.The deadline for applying is October 15, 2014.
July 14—The complex employment relationship between temporary agency workers, temp agencies and client employers creates loopholes and incentives that may leave low-wage temp agency workers more vulnerable to workplace injuries, Dr. Ellen MacEachen explains in the newest video from the Institute for Work & Health.
July 11—The Institute for Work & Health aims to conduct "actionable" research of value to employers, workers and policy-makers in their pursuit of safe and healthy workplaces. In other words, we want to have an impact. A new case study series, though hardly exhaustive, provides some examples of the impact we've had to date.
June 11—How well does your organization compare against industry peers on occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators, which are designed to gauge performance before injuries and illnesses occur? Now you can find out by completing a 20-minute survey developed as part of the Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP). You can interpret your results using a performance scorecard, and then compare them to benchmarks for your sector.
Institute for Work & Health President Dr. Cam Mustard is giving a keynote address on challenges in occupational health at the World Congress on Health and Safety at Work, taking place August 24-27 in Frankfurt, Germany. This global forum will bring together an anticipated 4,000 experts and stakeholders to discuss the latest developments and trends in occupational health and safety. Registration is open.
The Institute for Work & Health is co-hosting WDPI (Work Disability Prevention and Integration) 2014 in Toronto, Canada. This is the third international scientific conference on research aimed at preventing work disability and promoting safe and sustained return to work across a range of conditions. Registration is open.