At Work

Current issue: At Work 94 (Fall 2018)

Identifying promising strategies to prevent or reduce misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. Calculating employers’ spending on occupational health and safety in 17 Ontario sectors. Developing a screening tool for workplace psychosocial hazards, with the help of IWH’s expertise.

At Work is the flagship newsletter of the Institute for Work & Health. Published quarterly and available as a pdf or online, the newsletter includes engaging and lay-friendly articles reporting on the Institute's latest research findings in the areas of work injury, illness and disability prevention. The newsletter also shares stories of how these findings are applied in practice, as well as the impact they are having on improving outcomes for workers, employers and policy-makers.

Latest articles

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When the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) set out to create a tool to help workplaces tackle psychosocial hazards, IWH was there to lend its tool development expertise.
Published: November 8, 2018
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How have psychosocial work conditions changed in Canada over a 10-year time frame? Data from Statscan surveys suggest a slight improvement, but the IWH researchers behind the analysis are cautious in their interpretations.
Published: November 8, 2018
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The Seven 'Principles' for Successful Return to Work is far and away the most downloaded item on the IWH website. We tracked down a few examples of how it has been used by workplaces and clinical practitioners.
Published: November 8, 2018
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You often hear OHS professionals and advocates talk about the costs of work-related injuries. But what about the costs of preventing the injuries? An IWH research team recently set out to calculate employer OHS investments in Ontario.
Published: November 7, 2018
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Since the start of the opioid crisis in the late 1990s, communities across North America have tried many different strategies to curb the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. A new IWH systematic review identifies the most promising ones.
Published: November 6, 2018