At Work 99 (Winter 2020)

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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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Poorer post-injury experiences lead to worse RTW outcomes for psychological claimants

Injured workers on leave due to psychological injuries report poorer experiences and interactions throughout the return-to-work process. According to an IWH study, these experiences are interconnected, leading to longer time off from work.
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What research can do: IWH newcomer training resource sees uptake by various groups in Canada

Newcomers to Canada often lack knowledge about workplace health and safety issues or about their rights and responsibilities in the event of a work injury or illness. IWH's Safe Work Toolkit, designed to help settlement agencies fill in this knowledge gap, has seen uptake in Ontario and beyond.
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Can an eight-item questionnaire pick up on real-world differences in OHS practice?

How well can a set of eight questions capture something as broad and multi-faceted as an organization’s OHS policies and practices? An IWH study examines practices and policies at organizations that had completed the IWH-OPM. It finds consistent patterns in how high- and medium-scorers approach OHS.
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Strategy launched for greater workforce inclusion of people with disabilities

Advocates for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour force now have a roadmap to guide their efforts. Developed in broad consultation, the pan-Canadian strategy is built on disability-confident workplaces and comprehensive supports for persons with disabilities.
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Grant round-up: Anticipating future risks among externally funded projects under way at IWH

Anticipating future challenges facing young people with disabilities, exploring the use of coroner data to understand the impact of cannabis on workplace safety, tracking long-term outcomes for workers' compensation claimants: a look at new projects under way at IWH.
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Estimating the societal costs of work injuries and illnesses in five EU countries

To help European Union countries set priorities and analyze potential benefits of tackling work-related hazards, an IWH team developed and implemented a new method for estimating the societal costs of work injuries and illnesses.
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IWH Updates - Winter 2020

Lewis Gottheil retires from IWH board ~ Announcing IWH’s new KTE manager ~ Register for IWH systematic review workshop ~ IWH 2020/21 Activity Plan now available