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

IWH News

October 2014

New tool: OHS success stories offer a model of breakthrough change

What can we learn from organizations that succeeded in making large and sustained improvements in occupational health and safety (OHS)? A research team from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has developed four turnaround case studies that illustrate an evidence-based model of breakthrough change—a great tool for discussing and brainstorming change in your own workplace.

Download the case studies

IWH resources guide for students now available to download

Are you training for a career in workplace health and safety? Or are you a lecturer trying to impart in future OHS professionals a respect for evidence? Our new guide for students will help post-secondary students and instructors in OHS, disability management, return to work and/or work injury rehabilitation incorporate research findings into their projects, presentations and lectures.

Download the student guide

Examining male-female differences in work injury and disability prevention

On October 14, Dr. Peter Smith presents a special plenary on his goals as holder of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Research Chair on Gender Work & Health. In this new video, he offers a preview of the plenary and explains why we should pay attention to gender and sex differences in occupational health research.

Watch the video

Skin disease awareness posters available to download from CREOD and WSPS

Although early detection is important when it comes to occupational disease, awareness of risks and prevention measures is still low. That's why the Centre for Research Excellence on Occupational Disease (CREOD) has teamed up with system partners, including Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), to create posters that employers can customize and print out for their work settings.

Learn more about the project

IWH 2013 annual report is
now available

How does the changing nature of work and
the workforce affect the risk of work injury?
In our most recent annual report, we highlight
ways Institute research projects are exploring
this question.

Download the annual report

IWH helps identify tools to measure impact of arthritis on work productivity

As more people with rheumatoid arthritis remain at work, researchers and clinicians increasingly need tools to measure how treatment programs affect patients’ day-to-day work productivity. That’s what an international team, headed by IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Dorcas Beaton, set out to find. And, this spring, the team’s work won global endorsement.

Learn more in At Work

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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