At Work

Current issue: At Work 92 (Spring 2018)

Embedding essential skills content in an OHS training program can result in improved learning, an IWH study has found. A new guide on supporting workers with depression taps into both research evidence and on-the-ground experiences of workers and managers. Violence prevention efforts at hospitals face similar challenges around training, patient flagging, alarm, security and reporting.

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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The work of rigging and hoisting loads comes with significant hazard. Adding to the injury prevention challenge is the fact that many people doing this work have literacy and numeracy skills gaps. A recent IWH study tried out a novel approach to address these learning needs.
Published: April 26, 2018
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Awareness is growing about the toll that depression can have on the workplace, but many are still unsure how to support workers and colleagues experiencing depression. To fill the knowledge gap, an IWH team has looked to the research literature, as well as current practices, to produce a guide.
Published: April 26, 2018
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There has been a cultural shift in recent years when it comes to violence and aggression toward health-care workers. But despite commitment among hospital leadership to tackle the problems, prevention efforts still face several common challenges on the ground.
Published: April 26, 2018
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IWH economist and senior scientist conducted the first estimate of the economic burden of non-melanoma skin cancers from work-related sun exposure in Canada.
Published: April 26, 2018
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When WSPS consultants reach out to small businesses, they now look especially for an individual at each business who's passionate about health and safety issues. That approach is based on a model that came out of an IWH study examining how organizations make breakthrough change.
Published: April 26, 2018