A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 78

Fall 2014

In this issue

Lead Preventing upper extremity MSDs: What the latest research says

IWH systematic review recommends workplace-based resistance training to help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders

Sidebar Evidence-based suggestions for preventing upper extremity MSDs in the workplace

The review team's advice, based on a rigorous systematic review process and discussions about the findings with numerous stakeholder groups

Standard article Risk of work injury linked to night, evening shifts still high after switching to days

IWH study finds those who move into or out of shift work face the highest risks of work-related injury

Standard article Success stories offer new guidance to organizations on path of OHS change

Breakthrough change model finds external influence, new OHS knowledge, health and safety champion among catalysts for sustained change

Standard article Health-care use remains higher for two years among workers with job-related concussions

Two-year study finds health-care use by workers with mild traumatic brain injury not back at pre-injury level

Standard article IWH to explore how work affects health of women and men differently

New research chair explores role of gender and sex in work injury risk, recovery, chronic disease outcomes

Sidebar Guidelines for including gender and sex in work and health research

How to take sex and gender differences into account

What researchers mean by... regression to the mean

Regression to the mean is a statistical occurrence that may result in distorted or misleading findings if not taken into account

News IWH Update

  • NIOSH director to deliver this year’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture
  • IWH News now brings you news from the CREs
  • Fall systematic review workshop now open for registration