At Work 81 (Summer 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.

Two workers look over document at a large construction site

Inspections with penalties linked to lower injuries: IWH review

Institute for Work & Health systematic review on regulatory enforcement finds strong evidence for effectiveness of inspections with fines and citations
Restaurant manager looks at survey

IWH leading indicator tool wins over advocates across Canada

The eight-item IWH-OPM is adopted in several provinces as a measure of health and safety performance in workplaces
A mom at her dining table goes through bills

Workers’ comp benefits keep poverty low among permanently impaired workers and their families, study by IWH finds

Ambitious study of earnings of injured and non-injured workers over 10 years finds benefits play important role in reducing poverty among permanently impaired
Close-up of file folders of funding projects

Grant round-up: Measuring OHS investment, impact of mandatory training and more

Diversity in research topics and methods seen in upcoming projects at Institute for Work & Health
Female colleagues smiling at a meeting

Evidence-based questionnaire helps JHSCs pinpoint strengths, weaknesses

Assessment tool by CREOD helps point the way forward for joint health and safety committees
NEWS is spelled out in scrabble pieces that are sitting on top of a stack of newspapers

IWH Updates

IWH’s Dr. Peter Smith promoted ~ Institute welcomes new adjunct scientist ~ Announcing four recipients of the 2015-2016 S. Leonard Syme Fellowships ~ Communications survey results now posted