At Work 80 (Spring 2015)

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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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Online office ergonomics training program now available from IWH

IWH’s eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office Workers is an evidence-based training program that leads to healthy computing practices and postures among office workers.
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IWH research on vulnerable workers leads to tool for measuring risk factors

29-item survey gauges vulnerability via workplace hazards, policies, procedures and worker awareness.
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IWH research plays key role in shaping WSIB policies that led to better outcomes

New case studies describe how Institute findings on return to work, recovery and retraining were ‘formative’ in changes at Ontario’s workers’ compensation board.
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Mark your calendars for PREMUS 2016

World scientific conference on MSD prevention takes place June 20-23, 2016.
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Workers’ compensation systems vary greatly in their medical assessment practices

Differences in use of medical assessments may point to solutions to common challenges, IWH study suggests.
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Practitioners in workplace health and safety value research in decisions but lack for time

IWH study suggests OHS professionals would welcome a one-stop shop to find lay-friendly research.
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IWH Updates

IWH welcomes new Board chair ~ Surveying OHS practitioners, advocates and others on communication preferences ~ Summer Program on Aging 2015 builds research capacity on aging workforce issues