At Work 101 (Summer 2020)

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All At Work articles about research findings can now be found in the Publications & Resources, on the Plain-language summaries page. At Work articles about events, initiatives, appointments and awards can be found in the News & Events section, on the What’s New page.

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Workplaces face many complex challenges when managing episodic disabilities: study

Employers are recognizing that they need a new model of disability management to support workers with episodic health conditions, according to a new IWH study. These conditions can raise a host of issues for workplaces, including issues of trust, stigma and privacy.
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What research can do: Estimating the role of workplaces in COVID-19 transmissions

By using two sources of information in Ontario, we can estimate the incidence of COVID-19 infections that arose from workplace transmission during the first six months of the pandemic.
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Workers exposed to common hazards more likely to report their injuries: IWH study

Building upon research showing high rates of under-reporting, an IWH study explores factors linked to whether workers report their injuries to a workers' compensation board.
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Comparing the costs, benefits of silica dust prevention methods for construction workers

Construction workplaces can use different methods to reduce exposure to silica dust and protect workers from cancer down the road. But which methods should they opt for? A cost-benefit analysis led by IWH offers some guidance.
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Understanding challenges in hospitals’ workplace violence reporting systems

How consistently and reliably are hospital violence incidents reported in Ontario? An IWH research team surveyed workers at six hospitals in the province in 2017. Despite mandatory reporting, the results showed great variation in reporting patterns.
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IWH Updates - Summer 2020

IWH has a new address ~ World Congress 2021 hosting free ‘COVID-19 and OSH’ virtual session in early October ~ IWH Accomplishment Report now out