A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 60

Spring 2010

In this issue

Lead Co-workers play an important, but sometimes “invisible” role in RTW

If you’re trying to bring an injured worker back to work, you may want to talk to his or her co-workers. A new study suggests they may have some important insights about how best to help the injured worker get back to, and stay on, the job.

Standard article Shift work and health: What is the research telling us?

The Institute for Work & Health has scanned the research and called on experts to get the latest word on what we know – and don’t know – about the effects of shift work on employee health. There are certainly areas for concern, so more research on ways to protect shift workers is the logical next step.

Standard article Leading work-health researchers to attend Toronto conference

This year’s Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) conference is gearing up to be an exciting event with an impressive range of speakers from the work and health research arena from across Canada.

Standard article Picture This: Using visual symbols to identify MSD hazards

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) researchers are playing a role in developing novel pictograms that convey both musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards and controls.

Standard article At issue: Comparing the costs of workers’ compensation in California and Canada

A new Issue Briefing examines workers’ compensation costs in Canada and in the state of California. The briefing shows that the administrative costs of the workers' compensation system in California are much higher than in Canada.

Standard article Research noted at Legislative Assembly of Ontario

A study that has been examining potential explanations for the increase in long-duration claims was noted in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

What researchers mean by... data linkage

Connecting an individual person's information from at least two sources together for a specific purpose is called data linkage.

News IWH News

  • IWH researchers win award
  • Journal has special section for IWH reviews
  • Deadline approaching for fellowship applicants
  • Systematic review workshop coming this November