At Work 73 (Summer 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.

The young and new on job most affected by heat stress: study

Study of work-related heat stress finds heat strokes, sun strokes and other heat illnesses spike over groups of days and disproportionately affect those on the job less than two months

Night and evening shifts linked to higher risk of injuries: study

Higher injury rates found across age, sex and job type in rare study looking at risk levels by time of day

New Brunswick’s WorkSafeNB adopts IWH’s safety culture yardstick

Institute of Work & Health’s Organizational Performance Metric chosen after study shows firms’ scores on eight-item questionnaire correlate with claims rates

HR researcher and consultant Graham Lowe saw IWH grow over 10 years as scientific advisor

Over 10 years as member of the IWH Scientific Advisory Committee, Graham Lowe has seen the Institute evolve

Risk of repetitive strain injury different across gender in some fields: study

Stark differences in RSI risk for men and women in sectors including construction, agriculture

IWH research now has two new “applications”

Mobile app versions of two IWH clinical tools now released