A two-year project is being launched at the Institute for Work & Health to mentor frontline health-care providers in occupational and environmental medicine, a first such project using the well-known ECHO model.
IWH researchers are studying issues ranging from opioid-related harms among Canadian workers to supporting first responders with post-traumatic stress injuries, thanks to funding from external granting bodies
IWH researchers found workers whose jobs fail to offer minimum employment standards are at an increased risk of work injury. When these workers also face health and safety vulnerability on the job, their risk of injury is even higher than the combined risk.
Recent studies are suggesting physically demanding work can have negative effects on workers’ cardiovascular health. At a recent IWH Speaker Series presentation, Associate Scientist Dr. Avi Biswas discussed how workplaces and policy-makers can help.