A model of "breakthrough change" in workplace health and safety performance

Institute for Work & Health
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Toronto, Ontario

Lynda Robson
Institute for Work & Health

What do workplaces that manage to turn around their poor health and safety records have in common? In an innovative, case-study-based study called "Breakthrough Change," Dr. Lynda Robson examined the experiences of four Ontario workplaces that dramatically brought down their injury claim rates over a 10-year period. In this plenary, she shares the common themes that have emerged from her study—some of them unexpected.

About presenter

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Dr. Lynda Robson is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, where she has worked since 1997. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University. She was also a member of the technical committee developing the second edition of the Canadian Standards Association OHS management standard, CSA Z1000.

Robson obtained her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Toronto, but later changed fields through additional education at the university's Department of Public Health Sciences.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.