At Work 72 (Spring 2013)

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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.

Manufacturer learns participatory ergonomics worth the investment

An Ontario textile plant saved over a quarter-of-a-million dollars as a result of implementing a participatory ergonomics program, according to an economic evaluation performed by the Institute for Work & Health.

Female nurses working nights weigh [slightly] more than those working days

Body mass index scores are slightly higher among female nurses working night shifts (or a mix of day, evening and night shifts) than among those working regular day shifts, according to a recent study from the Institute for Work & Health. But we don’t yet know if this difference is important.

Permanent work injury lowers women’s chances of marriage

Women experiencing a permanent impairment following a work injury are less likely than uninjured women to marry, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

Mental health suffers among workers permanently impaired by job injury

Depression and related symptoms are more common among workers with permanent impairments following a work-related injury than in the general population, according to a new study from Trent University and the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury.

Do workplace disability management programs promote return to work?

The effectiveness of workplace-based disability management programs in promoting return to work is unclear, according to a review by the Campbell Collaboration that nevertheless provides important insights into the components of these programs.

Work environment may up risk of hypertension in men

Low job control is associated with an increased risk of hypertension among men, says a study from the Institute for Work & Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

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