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January 2014

New research centre to examine work disability policy in Canada

February 4 marks the official launch of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP). Headed by two senior scientists from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), CRWDP will sponsor research on how policies and programs in Canada can better support people with disabilities in the labour market.

Read more from the upcoming issue of At Work

IWH study finds higher mortality rates among people out of work in early 1990s

A follow-up study of 1.6 million Canadians found those unemployed in 1991 were at higher risk of dying within the next 10 years. This was the case for all causes of death, from cancer and heart disease to accidents and violence.

Read more in the latest At Work

IWH to co-host work disability prevention conference in Toronto this fall

IWH is one of four Canadian organizations hosting Work Disability Prevention and Integration 2014, the third international scientific conference on preventing work disability and promoting safe and sustained return to work across a range of conditions. WDPI takes place September 29 to October 1 in Toronto.

Visit the WDPI 2014 website

photo: Workplace Safety North

IWH president named to provincial mining review panel

As part of a comprehensive review announced in December 2013 to improve the health and well-being of workers in Ontario’s mining sector, the province’s Chief Prevention Officer George Gritziotis asked IWH President Dr. Cameron Mustard to join an advisory panel of health and safety experts.

Learn about the mining review

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