A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 61

Summer 2010

In this issue

Lead Probing the link between occupation and risk of suicide

Is it an urban myth that workers in certain occupations, such as dentists, are more likely to commit suicide, or not? It turns out that for most occupations, your job does not increase your risk of suicide.

News Prevention team develops tool to measure leading indicators

There may be a time in the near future where a simple tool may help predict a firm’s future injury experience – and help to focus health and safety efforts.

Standard article Research findings from CARWH conference now online

Workplace representatives, policy-makers and injured worker representatives shared the audience with researchers and students at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) conference held in Toronto in May.

Standard article Grant Round-up

Scientists typically need two key components to carry out research: a well-grounded research proposal and strong financial support. Recently several projects received funding awards from national and provincial agencies. Here is a scan of what’s recently been given the green light.

Standard article Evidence summary shows what works in treating neck pain

Clinicians have tried various approaches to help workers with neck pain – but some have been proven ineffective in research.

In Focus New Canadian guideline released on opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain

A new evidence-based Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer pain was released in May.

What researchers mean by... mean, median and mode

Find out what these terms really mean in the latest WRMB column.

News IWH News

  • Scientific Advisory Committee meets
  • IWH names new associate scientist
  • Register early for systematic review workshop