At Work 47 (Winter 2007)

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Institute welcomes new scientific director

Dr. Benjamin Amick became Scientific Director of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in January 2007, but he is no newcomer to IWH. He has collaborated with Institute scientists on a number of projects and has held appointments as adjunct or part-time scientist since 1997.
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Research explores health and safety issues in immigrant workers

Immigrant and migrant workers face different issues than Canadian-born employees, such as language barriers and lack of knowledge about their rights. As the immigrant population increases, this is becoming a growing area of research and policy attention.
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Ontario, BC show different declines in work injury rates

In both Ontario and British Columbia, work injury rates dropped between 1990 and 2001. However, B.C. generally showed less of a decrease. By comparing rates among provinces, we can see who is performing better and start to explore why rates differ.
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Flexible work in the high-tech sector: does it really meet workers’ needs?

While flexible work arrangements are often seen in a positive light, there is a flipside. In this qualitative study in the high- tech sector, workers were always expected to be available to meet deadlines, and work came first over family.
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Seven key principles support an employee’s successful return to work

The seven principles of successful return to work (RTW) - developed by the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) team of the Institute for Work & Health, in collaboration with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board’s RTW team - provide some guidance on how to approach RTW process.
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