At Work

Current issue: At Work 107 (Winter 2022)

Over a third of work-related ER visits in Ontario don’t show up as WSIB claims. Psychosocial work stressors lead to higher risk of burnout, not vice versa. Poor interactions with case managers linked to risk of mental illness later on. And more....

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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How government funding can best support the employment of persons with disabilities

What kind of government funding best encourages employers to hire and retain persons with disabilities? A research team at the Institute for Work & Health recently explored this question.
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Cannabis use linked to higher injury risk, but only among those who use at or before work

Does the use of cannabis increase a worker’s risk of having a workplace injury? Previous studies have found mixed results, but none has looked specifically at the use of cannabis just before or at work.
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A young woman looks at her phone in frustration and exasperation

Poor interactions with case managers linked with risk of mental illness later on

A new Ontario study finds face higher risks of serious psychological distress among injured workers who report not being treated with respect or not given the information they need in their interactions with case managers.
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Over a third of work-related ER visits in Ontario don’t show up as WSIB claims

About 35 to 40 per cent of emergency department visits in Ontario for the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses don't show up as workers' compensation claims⁠—indicating a level of under-reporting that's consistent with previous estimates.
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What research can do: IWH safety culture tool used in WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program

A version of the Institute for Work & Health Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM) is used by Workplace Safety Insurance Board to let workplaces in its Health and Safety Excellence program measure their safety culture against a benchmark.
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