IWH's 25th anniversary annual report now available

The Institute's 2015 annual report looks back at the IWH people and research making a difference to the protection of worker health and safety over the last 25 years.

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A celebration of Wolfgang Zimmermann and NIDMAR

On Friday, October 14, 2016, join us and a panel of distinguished speakers to celebrate the work of Wolfgang Zimmermann, founder and executive director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR).

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The Summer 2016 At Work is out

Inside this issue: the economic burden of work-related asbestos, the research suggesting that safety and operational management can be complementary, return to work experiences for mental health claimants, 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

  • The annual Nachemson lecture, hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, is 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. This year, on Friday, October 14, join a panel of distinguished speakers to celebrate the contribution of Wolfgang Zimmermann, founder and executive director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR).

  • The 9th Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference is taking place on October 16-19 in downtown Toronto. Themed "Advancing Research to Improve Work and Health," the conference brings together work and health researchers and stakeholders from across the country to share the latest evidence on protecting the well-being of people on the job.

  • September 13—To mark the Insitute for Work & Health's 25th anniversary, the 2015 annual report looks back at the Institute's research and the impact this work has had on improving policies and practices that protect workers from occupational injury, illness and disability.

     

  • September 13—The Institute for Work & Health is now accepting applications for its Mustard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Work and Health. The fellowship aims to build capacity for innovative multidisciplinary research concerning the relationships between work environments and worker health. The deadline for applications is November 18, 2016.

  • August 30—Government health and safety inspections that result in citations or penalties effectively motivate employers to make improvements that reduce work-related injuries. This is one of the conclusions of an Institute for Work & Health systematic review published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and being highlighted in honour of Labour Day 2016.

  • August 10—Read about the difference in return-to-work experiences for mental health and musculoskeletal claimants. Find out the costs of mesothelioma and lung cancers attributed to work exposure to asbestos. Plus, get the main findings of the keynote presentations at the PREMUS 2016 conference in June. It's all in the Summer 2016 issue of At Work, IWH's quarterly newsletter.

  • 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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