Ontario Life After Workplace Injury Study: What we've learned so far

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


Cameron Mustard
Institute for Work & Health

The Ontario Life After Workplace Injury Study (OLAWIS) is looking at the long-term health and labour market outcomes of workers disabled by work injury or illness after they are no longer receiving benefits or services from the work disability insurance authority (i.e. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board). As part of this study, workers disabled by a work-related injury or illness were recruited from a sample of disability benefit claimants, with over-sampling of claimants with longer benefit durations.

Over 1,130 eligible claimants were interviewed at 18 months post-injury. Besides their sociodemographic characteristics, these claimants were asked about return-to-work and work status, income, physical and mental health, case manager and health-care provider interactions, and employer accommodations supporting return-to-work. (Interviews are to be conducted again at 36 months post-injury.) In this presentation, Dr. Cameron Mustard shares what the researchers have learned so far about this group of injured workers.


About presenter

Dr. Cameron Mustard is the president and senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He is also a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His research interests include work environments, labour market experiences and health, the distributional equity of publicly funded health and health care programs in Canada, and the epidemiology of socioeconomic health inequalities across the human life course.

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.