Our latest quarterly newsletter is out. Inside the Fall 2015 issue of At Work, read about the link between shift work and post-injury recovery, regulatory challenges posed by the rise of non-standard and globalized work, plus a recap of the 2015 Nachemson lecture on the value of research in policy making.
Come network with the best and the brightest around the world on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Registration for PREMUS 2016, being held June 20-23, 2016 in Toronto, is open now.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Outcome Measure. This measure, developed to assess disability and function of the arm, shoulder and hand, is now used across the world in 55 languages and dialect. In this plenary, which launches the year-long DASHBash, Dr. Dorcas Beaton and Carol Kennedy look back at the achievements of this “little tool that grew.”
Theresa Aversa of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union shares findings from her research into the occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability of migrant workers under two different programs: the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
IWH Scientist Dr. Lynda Robson is one of the experts speaking at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)'s 2016 national forum, taking place February 29 and March 1 in Vancouver, B.C. The forum will bring together subject experts, OHS and human resources professionals, employers, and representatives from labour and government to discuss how the evolving workplace affects our collective health and safety.
January 11— The Institute for Work & Health is currently conducting research into the policies and practices of construction firms in Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector. Contacted firms are encouraged to take part in the survey (either in person or online) in order to help build a workplace health and safety benchmarking database for the sector. Surveys are being conducted until the end of March 2016.
Read about our research findings on the link between shift work and post-injury health outcomes, regulatory challenges posed by the rise of non-standard and globalized work, vulnerability measures in different types of workers--all in Fall 2015 issue of At Work.
November 12—Strong evidence suggests that implementing workplace-based resistance training can help prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper extremity. This is a key finding of a systematic review conducted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and published as an open access paper in the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.
September 25—The Institute for Work & Health's 2014 annual report, titled "Promoting a culture of occupational health and safety," is now available on our website. Read about projects active in 2014 that contributed to the prevention system's shared values and beliefs about what is needed to ensure the protection of workers.
September 25—Can't make it to 481 University Avenue to attend an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) plenary that you're really interested in? Why don't you attend remotely? Most IWH plenaries (i.e. seminars) are now being streamed live. Simply e-mail Albana Canga with the specific plenary that you would like to attend, and she'll send you the access information you need.
September 10—With the new academic year upon us, don't forget that the Institute for Work & Health has many resources available to help post-secondary students and instructors in occupational health and safety, disability management and work injury rehabilitation incorporate evidence-based information into their research projects, essays, presentations, lessons and lectures.