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

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

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

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. The first study examines the relative contribution of work-related factors to differences in the risk of different types of violence for men and women using self-reports of violence from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey on Victimization. The second study examines trends in workplace violence for men and women in different industries in Ontario using workers’ compensation data in Ontario. The presentation will conclude by discussing current gaps in surveillance and monitoring workplace violence, which need to be addressed in order to evaluate primary prevention activities in this area.

About presenter

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Dr. Peter Smith is president and senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in Toronto, and a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Prior to moving into the president's role in January 2022, Smith was IWH's scientific co-director.

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 beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.