Monthly news and research findings from the Institute for Work & Health

IWH News

June 2014

Sector benchmarks for OHS leading indicators now online

How well does your organization compare against industry peers on occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators? Thanks to more than 2,000 workplaces taking part in our Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP), the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has benchmarked OHS leading indicators designed to gauge performance before injuries and illnesses occur. Now everyone can take part! Complete the 20-minute survey. Find out what the results mean using our performance scorecard. And compare them to benchmarks for your sector.

Take the OLIP survey

Examining the place of exercise in the lives of people with arthritis

Despite compelling evidence that physical activity can help people with arthritis manage their symptoms, most still lack exercise in their lives. Why? A study co-authored by an IWH senior scientist examines how and where people with arthritis choose to put their energy.

Read the article

Our popular Seven Principles for Successful RTW gets a makeover

Seven “Principles” for Successful Return to Work—an Institute publication that summarizes the best evidence on what improves an injured worker’s likelihood of a successful return to work (RTW)—has been given a new look for easier reading and sharing. And, stay tuned, we’re updating the evidence.

Download the publication

Learning from OHS success stories

Every now and then, an organization will see its health and safety initiatives pay off—in notably lower injury claims rates. An innovative IWH study takes a close look at what four success stories have in common and offers a model of breakthrough change. Lead scientist Dr. Lynda Robson recently shared the model in a plenary.

Listen to the slidecast

Mental health and work author a keynote speaker at WDPI 2014

Come hear Christopher Prinz, lead of a review team at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on mental health at work, speaking in Toronto this fall. He’s a keynote speaker at this year’s World Disability Prevention and Integration (WDPI) international conference, taking place September 29 to October 1. The conference is jointly hosted by IWH, along with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Register now. Early-bird registration rates end June 30!

Register for the conference

For more information, please contact

Cindy Moser
Communications Manager
416-927-2027, ext. 2183

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate
416-927-2027, ext. 2176

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