A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 79

Winter 2015

In this issue

Lead Work disability puts people at risk of premature death, study finds

Innovative 19-year follow-up study from IWH finds people with permanent impairment face higher risk of early death—especially those injured in younger years

Standard article Premium rates, work demands play role in whether injuries involve time loss

IWH study finds the distinction between lost-time and no-lost-time claims goes beyond injury severity

Standard article Employer supports improve function and productivity of workers with arthritis

Study finds not everyone needs accommodation, and that different accommodations meet the needs of different individuals

Sidebar Need, availability and use of benefits and accommodations

In numbers, who needed workplace support, and who saw improved outcomes?

Standard article Nachemson lecturer shared lessons from 20 years of tracking impact at NIOSH

Lecture by Dr. Paul Schulte examined efforts to measure impact at U.S. federal research agency

Standard article Work-related injuries decline in Ontario but no reduction found in non-work injuries

Study of injury trends in Ontario finds divergence in work-related and non-work injury rates

Sidebar Q&A on occupational versus non-occupational injury trends

Some frequently asked questions about IWH's eight-year study on trends in work-related versus non-work injury rates

What researchers mean by... psychometrics

Research on psychometrics examines the properties of a measure to ensure it’s accurate, consistent and sensitive to change

News IWH Update

  • IWH measurement expert joins executive of world body on rheumatology outcomes
  • Applications now being accepted for Syme fellowships on work and health
  • Spring 2015 systematic review workshop to be held May 6-8 in Toronto
  • Institute to host world conference on musculoskeletal research