A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 72

Spring 2013

In this issue

Lead Manufacturer learns participatory ergonomics worth the investment

An Ontario textile plant saved over a quarter-of-a-million dollars as a result of implementing a participatory ergonomics program, according to an economic evaluation performed by the Institute for Work & Health.

Standard article Female nurses working nights weigh [slightly] more than those working days

Body mass index scores are slightly higher among female nurses working night shifts (or a mix of day, evening and night shifts) than among those working regular day shifts, according to a recent study from the Institute for Work & Health. But we don’t yet know if this difference is important.

Standard article Permanent work injury lowers women’s chances of marriage

Women experiencing a permanent impairment following a work injury are less likely than uninjured women to marry, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

Sidebar Mental health suffers among workers permanently impaired by job injury

Depression and related symptoms are more common among workers with permanent impairments following a work-related injury than in the general population, according to a new study from Trent University and the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury.

Standard article Do workplace disability management programs promote return to work?

The effectiveness of workplace-based disability management programs in promoting return to work is unclear, according to a review by the Campbell Collaboration that nevertheless provides important insights into the components of these programs.

Standard article Work environment may up risk of hypertension in men

Low job control is associated with an increased risk of hypertension among men, says a study from the Institute for Work & Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

What researchers mean by... case control study

Case control studies start with an outcome (such as a disease) and work backwards to find exposures that may be linked to it.

News IWH News

  • Two IWH senior scientists awarded medal
  • Syme Fellowship opportunity now open
  • Disability handbook features IWH authors
  • IWH welcomes new SAC members