The Spring 2016 issue of At Work is now out

Inside: Injury rates among COR-certified firms, the impact of the DASH Outcome Measure, follow-up questions to help firms act on their IWH-OPM scores, and more.

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Use our new tool to assess worker vulnerability to injury

The OHS Vulnerability Measure assesses how a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work.

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Try our latest evidence-based tool: the IWH-OPM

This simple eight-item questionnaire can help identify areas of OHS improvement to prevent workplace injuries and illness.

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Miss an IWH plenary? Listen to the slidecast!

Most Institute for Work & Health plenaries are also available as slidecasts (slides with audio). So if you missed a recent plenary, you can catch it on our YouTube channel.

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Recent updates

  • <p>July 28&mdash;The Institute for Work &amp; Health is seeking a qualified person for the position of project coordinator/research associate to fill a one-year contract. The coordinator/associate will collect and analyze qualitative data for two occupational health and safety research studies. <strong>The deadline for applications is August 19, 2016</strong>.</p>

  • April 28, 2016—The Spring 2016 issue of At Work is now available. Read about the effectiveness of a peer coaching program on patient lifts, the link between COR certification and injury rates, the far-reaching impact of a tool to measure upper limb disabilities, and more. It's all in At Work 84.

  • April 22—Introducing another evidence-based tool from the Institute for Work & Health: the OHS Vulnerability Measure. This tool measures the extent to which workers may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work, allowing you to identify and address OHS program weaknesses in order to prevent work-related injury and illness.

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  • March 22—The latest Issue Briefing from the Institute for Work & Health updates a previous analysis of the adequacy of earnings replacement rates for injured workers in Ontario with permanent impairments.

  • March 11—When workplaces make large improvements in occupational health and safety (OHS), it seems some type of external influence helps bring internal factors into play that eventually lead to "breakthrough change," and a reduction in employee risk and injuries. This is one of the conclusions of an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) study published online by the journal Safety Science.

  • March 7—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 aim to have an impact. We recently published four new case studies dated December 2015) that provide evidence of our research informing policies concerning new workers, leading indicators, temp agency workers and enforcement.

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