At Work 58 (Fall 2009)

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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.

Economic crisis taking toll on worker health, IWH research suggests

Work insecurity and unemployment can have a negative effect on the physical and mental health of workers. This is according to new research and analysis from the Institute for Work & Health.

Dyslexia linked to higher risk of work injury among youth

A recent Institute for Work & Health study suggests that young people with dyslexia may be at greater risk of work injury due to their learning disability. This early finding underscores the importance of accommodating different learning styles in health and safety training.

Grant round-up: IWH research to provide practical answers to OHS/RTW questions

Thanks to funding from external funding agencies and programs, IWH scientists hope to find answers to important questions concerning injury rates, older workers, time off work, temporary work agencies and more.

Nachemson lecture: Health and safety in small workplaces

Dr. Joan Eakin, a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, will talk about the challenges of ensuring worker health and safety in small businesses at the 2009 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, taking place November 25 in Toronto.

The wide reach of IWH research

Organizations near and far rely on Institute for Work & Health research to improve their workplace injury prevention and disability management programs and policies. Here’s a sampling of recent initiatives in which IWH research results were put into action

IWH News

IWH co-hosts CARWH conference ~ WorkCongress9 cancelled ~ IWH awards Syme Fellowships