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September 27, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario)—For more than a decade in Canada, deaths due to occupational disease have exceeded the number of deaths due to traumatic injury. Policy-makers and workplace parties are increasingly recognizing that society needs to pay greater attention—including regulatory attention—to preventing work-related diseases such as occupational cancers. This November 28 in Toronto, Dr. Paul Demers will discuss the progress made in preventing occupational disease and the work that still needs to be done. Demers, a Canadian-based international expert on work-related cancers,… Read more
August 30, 2018 (Toronto, Ontario)—Women working in Ontario’s education sector are four to six times more likely than their male counterparts to require time off work because of being physically assaulted on the job. This is according to a study by the Toronto-based Institute for Work & Health (IWH), published online yesterday in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105152). The study drew on… Read more
November 20, 2017 (Ottawa, Ont.)—Improving access to the labour force for people with disabilities is the theme of an upcoming three-day conference bringing together individuals with a disability, employer and labour representatives, as well as disability support, advocacy, government and research organizations. The Disability and Work in Canada conference takes place in Ottawa on November 27-29, 2017, at the Canadian War Museum, as part of the Canada 150 celebration. Presenters and participants will review and celebrate progress to date on opening the world of work to persons with… Read more
September 20, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)—An expert in the safety culture and climate of construction workplaces is this year’s invited speaker at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, taking place November 1 in Toronto. Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training in Silver Spring, Maryland, will share findings from her extensive research in the U.S. construction sector. She will also highlight the practical tools that have been developed based on this research to improve safety… Read more
August 17, 2017 (Toronto, Ont.)—Workers who stand on the job most of the time are at greater risk of heart disease than workers who predominantly sit. According to a study just published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (doi 10.1093/aje/kwx298), even after taking into account a wide range of personal, health and work factors, people who primarily stand on the job are twice as likely as people who primarily sit on the job to have a heart attack or congestive heart failure. “Workplaces have been hearing a lot lately… Read more

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