At Work 95 (Winter 2019)

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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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Supportive supervisors help reduce risks when workers face hazards, lack protection

Workers are vulnerable to injuries or illnesses when they're exposed to hazards and lacking protective factors such as OHS policies, awareness or empowerment. However, supportive supervisors can help lower the likelihood of injuries even when workers are vulnerable, according to a new study.
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What research can do: SAFE Work Manitoba incorporates IWH tool into safety culture framework

They had a five-year plan with initiatives related to building a culture of safety across Manitoba. But they were missing a definition of safety culture—and a way to measure it. That was when SAFE Work Manitoba turned to IWH expertise.
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Seeking broad input on a pan-Canadian strategy to improve work choices for people with disabilities

Public consultation is now under way on a draft strategy for building an inclusive workforce—one where people with and without disabilities have the same choices in their jobs and careers. Read about the draft strategy, unveiled last December at the Disability and Work in Canada 2018 conference.
A tired worker holds her head in her hands as she sits at her desk in a dark office

Boomers with and without chronic conditions have similar needs for workplace supports

Yes, older workers with diabetes or arthritis experience fatigue and pain. But they're not that different from healthy peers in how much they need, or use, workplace accommodations, an IWH study has found.
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Supported job placements help young adults with disabilities find work: review

Job placements, offered in tandem with a suite of tailored employment supports, can help young people with disabilities make the transition into the labour force, according to an IWH systematic review.
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Progress seen in occupational disease prevention, but data still lacking: speaker

For each person who dies from a work-related traumatic injury, at least six people die from an occupational disease. Many jurisdictions, Ontario included, have disease prevention as a priority, but we need more research and better surveillance systems to push ahead, says the 2018 Nachemson lecturer.
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IWH Updates - Winter 2019

Two post-doc fellows join IWH scientist ranks ~ IWH’s eOfficeErgo available in French ~ Watch for World Congress 2020 program and registration announcements