A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 59

Winter 2010

In this issue

Lead Easy-to-use tool measures benefits and costs of OHS initiatives

The Institute for Work & Health introduces the Health & Safety Smart Planner – a new, user-friendly tool that is designed to help workplaces understand the full benefits and costs of occupational health and safety programs and interventions.

Standard article OHS education and training promotes positive worker practices

A systematic review from the Institute for Work & Health confirms that education and training lead to safer practices among workers. However, on their own, they might not reduce work-related injuries and illnesses. That makes education and training only one part, albeit an important part, of an effective occupational health and safety program.

Standard article The big picture: Solving the “problem” of OHS in small business

Solutions to the “problem” of health and safety in small business are slow in coming. At the 2009 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, Dr. Joan Eakin drew upon her years of research to help explain why.

In Focus Exploring complex issues to find return-to-work answers

Recent studies from the Institute for Work & Health highlight potentially important practices for ensuring the successful return to work of injured employees.

News IWH News

  • IWH announces board appointments
  • IWH names new associate scientist
  • Measurement workshop coming in March