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April 2017

IWH at Partners in Prevention on May 2-3

Canada’s largest workplace health and safety conference and tradeshow is around the corner. This year’s Partners in Prevention, an annual event hosted by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), features three conference sessions by Institute for Work & Health (IWH) scientists. Their presentations focus on measuring health and safety investment by Ontario employers, building leading indicator programs at organizations, and mitigating injury risks linked to opioid use. All three sessions take place on Tuesday, May 2. However, members of the IWH Knowledge Transfer and Exchange team will be at booth #525 the entire conference. Please drop by, say hello and enter our draw for a Fitbit.

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Sign up for IWH systematic review workshop

Learn how to conduct systematic literature searches, assess the quality of studies and synthesize the evidence. IWH is offering a three-day workshop on systematic reviews led by IWH instructors and invited lecturers from Canada and Europe. The workshop will be held on May 3-5. It is intended for anyone who plans to conduct a systematic review or is interested in the methodology of systematic reviews. Space is limited.

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CREOD’s Research Flash looks at injury, disease prevention projects in agriculture

The risk of work-related injury or disease in the agriculture and horticulture sectors is a serious concern. Over the last several years, collaborative efforts to establish a national research agenda have been led by Agrivita Canada Inc., a Saskatoon-based not-for-profit research corporation, the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD). Projects underway are exploring roll-over prevention structures for older tractors, airborne contaminants in barns, and animal transport. These efforts are detailed in the latest Research Flash from CREOD.

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CRE-MSD webinar offers a research update on the health risks of prolonged sitting

There has been growing awareness of the health risks of prolonged sitting and sedentary lifestyles. Beyond media headlines claiming “sitting is the new smoking,” questions remain about the scope of this problem and what can be done. On May 26, the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) offers a free webinar by Memorial University assistant professor Dr. Diana De Carvalho. It’s aimed at anyone concerned about prolonged sitting in the workplace, including health and safety personnel, ergonomists, administrators and workers.

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

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate

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