At Work 76 (Spring 2014)

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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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OHS champion has pivotal role in breakthrough change: study

IWH study of health and safety success stories shines light on the potential of individual change agent to create momentum for safer practices
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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders on the decline in Ontario

Province-wide surveillance study finds drop in MSDs between 2004 and 2011
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The impact of IWH research in workplaces, in the community and in policy-making

Case studies help IWH track, and learn from, the way Institute stakeholders put evidence to use
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Chronic conditions worsen outcomes for injured older workers, but not by much

Study finds workers with osteoarthritis, diabetes and heart disease take longer to recover from MSDs
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Workers with arthritis struggle to incorporate physical activity: study

IWH research suggests employers can help workers with arthritis make exercise part of daily routine