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

IWH News

December 2015

Season’s Greetings from all of us at IWH

As the festive season approaches, we at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) send you our wishes for a peaceful, joyful and safe holiday season. Thank you for your support in 2015, and all the best for 2016.

Measuring different types of OHS vulnerability in young, temporary, small business workers

Workers are vulnerable to an increased risk of work injury and illness when they’re both exposed to hazards and inadequate occupational health and safety (OHS) protection. That’s according to an IWH tool that measures three types of vulnerability. Using this tool, IWH researchers find young, temporary and small business workers are not vulnerable in the same ways.

Read about this study

Registration now open for PREMUS 2016

On June 20-23, 2016, come network with the best and brightest in work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention. Come hear from world-renowned researchers about trends, innovations and emerging issues in the field. Registration is now open for PREMUS 2016, the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Register for PREMUS 2016

OCRC shares early results at conference on the burden of work-related cancer in Canada

As a four-year project on the burden of occupational cancer in Canada enters its final phase, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) held a one-day conference in November to present preliminary findings about the burden of cancers related to asbestos, diesel engine exhaust and radon exposure. The focus was on how the study results can be used to implement prevention initiatives. Slide decks of many of the day’s presentations are now available at the OCRC website.

See the conference page

Conference on preventing MSDs in health care offers up examples of success

Seven case studies of successful MSD prevention or reduction programs were presented at a conference in late October on the prevention of MSDs in the health-care sector. Organized by the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD), the conference brought together 130 participants from hospital, long-term care and community health settings. The case studies, from employers as varied as the Woodstock General Hospital and CarePartners, are now available as slide decks on the conference page.

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

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate

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