Through its publication Issue Briefing, the Institute for Work & Health provides research-based insights to policy-makers. A recently released briefing discusses the impact of today’s shrinking economy on workers’ compensation claim rates.
The Institute for Work and Health offers Workplace Disability Benchmarking — a research-based partnership that allows large employers and disability benefit trusts to measure, track and compare disability outcomes and identify program improvements that will protect employee health and the bottom line.
Do electromagnetic stimulation and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerate the healing of broken bones? Despite their frequent use — to the tune of $500 million a year in North America — solid evidence confirming the effectiveness of these procedures remains elusive, according to two new systematic reviews.
New research from the Institute for Work & Health indicates that depressive symptoms are pervasive among workers disabled by musculoskeletal disorders. For those whose symptoms persist, sustainable work-returns are less likely, and treatment by a mental health professional may be needed to improve recovery.
The nature and delivery of occupational health and safety (OHS) audits vary greatly. As a result, employers should determine why they are auditing and what they hope to find out when choosing an audit that best suits their needs.