IWH News

Another successful SAC meeting

The Institute for Work & Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) met in downtown Toronto on May 16 and 17, 2011. This international group of scientists gathers each spring to evaluate the IWH’s scientific program. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Barbara Silverstein, research director with the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries in Seattle.

IWH staff scientists presented their recent and ongoing research projects in the following themes: assessing system performance; developing and sharing best practices; vulnerable workers; developing leading indicators of system and firm-level performance and assessing best organizational practices; and return to work. The SAC provided thought-provoking and spirited feedback on IWH projects.

Hold the date: Nachemson Memorial Lecture coming this October

On October 27, 2011, at Toronto’s Design Exchange, Dr. Robert T. Reville, senior economist at RAND Corporation, will give IWH’s annual Nachemson Lecture. As the leader of a number of important studies of workers’ compensation programs, he will show how research has informed policy within California’s workers’ compensation system in the areas of return to work, benefits adequacy and adjudication. For more information and to RSVP, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/nachemson-lecture

Source: At Work, Issue 65, Summer 2011: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto