Events

Upcoming events

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Conferences

Partners in Prevention 2018

The Institute for Work & Health will once again be at Ontario's largest health and safety conference, as both presenter and exhibitor. Come hear one of our scientists presenting research on the latest evidence on prolonged standing and sitting, and a research associate introducing our new guide on supporting employees with depression in the workplace. And drop by Booth #525 to get practical research findings that can help improve your OHS program.

IWH Speaker Series

Who claims for injury: comparing self-reported injury data and accident compensation claims

Michelle Poland, University of Otago, New Zealand

How well does compensation claims data capture actual injury trends? Research in several different jurisdictions has suggested that workers' compensation claims data represents only a fraction of actual injuries at work. A recent study examined whether a similar pattern of under-reporting exists in New Zealand, where the universal, no-fault accident compensation environment should theoretically remove common barriers to filing claims. In this IWH Speaker Series presentation, lead researcher Michelle Poland shares results of her findings and their broader implications.

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Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018

The Work, Migration and Health Forum 2018, sponsored in part by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), examines the labour experiences of temporary foreign workers, new immigrants, refugees, working international students and undocumented migrants, and explores opportunities for effective interventions. IWH's Dr. Basak Yanar is delivering a keynote on newcomers’ experiences looking for work and finding information about health and safety. 

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Systematic Review Workshops

Spring 2018 Systematic Review Workshop

This three-day workshop teaches participants how to plan and carry out a basic systematic review, understand the appropriate methods for more complex analysis, interpret the results of a meta-analysis and accurately communicate the results and interpretation of a review.

IWH Speaker Series

Reporting and consequences of workplace violence in six Ontario hospitals

Peter Smith, Institute for Work & Health

We currently do not know what proportion of workplace violence incidents in Ontario are captured by each hospital’s reporting system. We also lack information on reasons for not reporting workplace violence incidents. Dr. Peter Smith of the Institute for Work & Health provides findings from a survey in late 2017 of over 1,000 workers in six Ontario hospitals on the incidence, reporting and consequences of workplace violence. He also discusses the implications of these findings on the interpretation of Ontario's new mandatory indicator of workplace violence.

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OOHNA 47th Annual Conference and Exhibition

The 2018 annual conference of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (OOHNA) features one day of sessions focusing on the psychological health and safety and recent developments in health and safety legislation and legal decision, and a one-day workshop addressing the management of employees in distress, with a focus on tools to support emotional and cognitive concerns in the workplace.

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2020 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) are proud to announce that Canada has been selected to host the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, to be held in Toronto in the fall of 2020. The World Congress, sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), is the world’s largest event for the international occupational health and safety community and will draw more than 3,500 delegates from more than 150 countries.

Past events

IWH Speaker Series

Towards a better understanding of differences in the risk of workplace violence for men and women in Canada

Peter Smith, Institute for Work & Health

Workplace violence is getting increasing attention, especially within certain industries such as health care and education. This presentation will discuss results from two recently completed studies examining differences in the risk of workplace violence for men and women.

IWH Speaker Series

Flame retardants in e-waste recycling: an emerging occupational hazard

Dr. Victoria Arrandale, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

With the growth of electronic waste recycling in Ontario and other parts of Canada, concerns about several occupational hazards are coming to the fore. In this presentation, Dr. Victoria Arrandale summarizes results from the first study of flame retardant chemicals in the Canadian e-waste industry, as well as the effects of other hazards in the e-waste environment.

IWH Speaker Series

Systematic review of workplace interventions to manage depression

Emma Irvin, Institute for Work & Health Kim Cullen, Institute for Work & Health Dwayne Van Eerd, Institute for Work & Health

By the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. What effective intervention approaches for managing depression can workplaces offer to help employees either stay at work while experiencing symptoms, or return to work after a depression-related absence? In this presentation, an Institute for Work & Health team share findings from a recent systematic review of the scientific literature on this question.