Limited discretion and authority to influence how to meet the demands of their job may put women at risk of diabetes, says a new study from the Institute for Work & Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
In today’s competitive global economy, financial incentives are often seen by governments as an effective way to encourage employers to invest in occupational health and safety. But how well do these incentives work?
What changes, why and who’s driving the change in firms that make large improvements in workplace health and safety? Possible answers are coming from the first phase of an ongoing study at the Institute for Work & Health that is exploring the process of “breakthrough change.”
Finding a way to identify firms that have gone from being not-so-good to good OHS performers is one of the most important contributions of the Institute’s breakthrough change research. The research team came up with the following process.
The Institute for Work & Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Silverstein, a professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and former assistant director of Industrial Safety and Health with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, will deliver this year’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.
Men recently immigrated to Canada who have higher educational qualifications than are required for their current Canadian job have an increased risk of workplace injury, suggests new research that raises key questions about why this is happening and what can be done to address it.
A vibrating computer mouse that reminds users to move their hands and rest their arms eases office workers’ shoulder pain, but gets mixed reviews from users in a pilot study conducted by researchers at the Institute for Work & Health.