At Work 109 (Summer 2022)

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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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Workers doing vigorous, tiring activity all day no healthier than those who are least active

What daily physical activity pattern is best for your heart health? An IWH research team analyzed activity tracker data in a nationally representative sample of nearly 8,100 workers and examined their 10-year risk of heart disease.
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IWH model influences other research orgs’ approach to measuring impact

A model developed by the Institute for Work & Health to document the impact of its research has itself made an impact on research organizations around the world.
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Grant round-up: Exploring the impact of AI, recovery and work after COVID, and more

IWH scientists continue to respond to emerging work and health research questions and identify new opportunities to help users integrate evidence into their practice, thanks to external grant awards.
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New initiative ‘skills up’ employers to hire, promote, support workers with disabilities

Efforts to date to improve the labour-force participation of persons with disabilities have focused on making them job-ready. A new initiative is now flipping that approach on its head, by focusing on 'skilling up' workplaces instead.
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IWH estimates point to positive return on OHS investment in three Ontario sectors

An estimate of the return-on-investment in occupational health and safety is not a figure that many individual employers can easily come up with on their own. A team at IWH has come up with an estimate for three Ontario sectors, based on previous research and WSIB data.
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IWH Updates

Study participants wanted I: New participants for next round of future-of-work surveys ~ Study participants wanted II: More men for study to test new work support planning tool