At Work

Current issue: At Work 96 (Spring 2019)

Ontario’s mandatory working-at-heights training standard has led to safer practices and lower injury claims rates. Women’s work is more likely than men’s to be disrupted due to eldercare responsibilities. Workplace violence against women is rising, driven by growing rates in the education sector.

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

A group of workers in yellow safety helmets stand in an underground mine

What research can do: IWH collaboration with partners led to safety culture and system audit tool

The IRS CAAT is designed to measure "two sides of the coin"—an organization's OHS system and its safety culture. Developed by Workplace Safety North with industry support and IWH analysis, the tool is a testament to what research, in collaboration with front-line expertise, can achieve.

World Congress 2020, a global forum on emerging OHS issues, coming to Toronto

In a little over a year, the most forward-thinking OHS policy-makers and practitioners will gather in Toronto for the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The event, taking place October 4-7, 2020, has as its theme: "Prevention in the Connected Age."
Close-up image of shattered glass window

Workplace violence against women rising, driven by growing rates in education sector

Men working in health care were once the group most at risk of workplace violence. These day, it's women working in education who face the highest risks of being assaulted on the job.
A lone roofing worker sits perched on top of a new being built

Ontario’s working-at-heights training led to safer practices, reduced injury claims rates

Ontario's mandatory training standard for construction workers at risk of falls from heights was effective in reducing claims rates—especially among small employers and high-risk subsectors—an IWH evaluation study found.
A professional woman pushes an older person in a wheelchair in the outdoors

Women’s work more likely than men’s to be disrupted due to caring for older relatives

Women are 73 per cent more likely than men to permanently leave a job due to eldercare responsibilities. They're also five times more likely to work part time to care for their older relatives, a new IWH study has found.