Prevention of work injuries using a systematic KTE approach: Experiences from a research project in Denmark

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Johnny Dyreborg
National Research Centre for the Working Environment

In this two-part presentation, Dr. Johnny Dyreborg summarizes findings from a systematic review on the effectiveness of safety interventions and describe an interactive approach of knowledge exchange.

The first part of the presentation covers preliminary results from a recent review that evaluated a range of different types of safety interventions directed at reducing workplace injuries. The review was broad in scope to help stakeholders select the more effective approaches to reduce accidental injuries at work.However, syntheses of research evidence typically use methods that generalize effects and de-contextualize research findings. Nevertheless, for more effective prevention, it is useful to contextualize findings relevant to the research users.

The second part of this presentation outlines an interactive knowledge exchange approach for implementing evidence-based ‘best practice’ injury prevention at the workplace. We used insights from the Institute for Work & Health's Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) approach, which considers promoting engagement of researchers and research users in sharing knowledge. An example of how the intended knowledge exchange approach is expected to promote preventive action is presented.

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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.