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August 2017

Summer 2017 At Work is out!

The Summer 2017 issue of At Work is now on the stands. In this issue, learn about an innovative method for tailoring research evidence to local contexts. Read about a study on the effectiveness of Ontario’s mandatory OHS awareness training requirement. And more.

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Find the workers you need to protect: New video tells how

Do you know how to assess who is vulnerable to risk of work injury and who is not? Look beyond worker characteristics with the help of IWH’s OHS Vulnerability Measure. A new video short explains.

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How IWH is helping foreign-trained researchers get a foot in the door

The familiar plight of foreign-trained professionals not getting hired in Canada is not exclusive to doctors, nurses and engineers. Researchers and analysts from abroad also face similar hurdles. That’s why IWH has teamed up with Access Alliance and other organizations to create a pilot program. It’s aimed at providing foreign-trained researchers and analysts a paid opportunity to network, find mentors and gain Canadian work experience.

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Hear about evidence-based tools to raise safety culture, leadership in hazardous sectors

The construction sector has some of the highest work-related injury and fatality rates in the United States and Canada. Safety culture and safety leadership are critical in the efforts to reduce hazards in this and other high-hazard sectors. At this year’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, Dr. Linda Goldenhar, the director of research and evaluation at CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training in Silver Spring, Md., will share CPWR’s evidence-based tools and resources aimed at improving safety culture and leadership in high-hazard sectors. The Nachemson lecture is a free, public lecture held by IWH every fall in downtown Toronto. To find out more about this lecture, and to sign up, go to the Nachemson page on IWH’s website.

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National conference on disability and work to be held November 27-29 in Ottawa

Save the date! Look back at the progress made in opening the world of work to people with disabilities and injured workers. Identify current challenges and opportunities and develop a vision and strategy for the future. On November 27-29, join advocates, employer and labour stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers in Ottawa at the National Conference on Disability and Work in Canada. This conference is hosted by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (an IWH project), in collaboration with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups, and InclusionNL.

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For more information, please contact

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

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate

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