At Work 48 (Spring 2007)

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Only one in five new workers receives safety training

Only one in five Canadians reports receiving safety training in their first year of a new job, according to a study from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

Safety climate shows promise in injury prevention

Although workplace injury rates have declined in recent years across Canada, workers are still hurt on the job every day. One approach that shows great promise is when organizations adopt practices to strengthen their safety climate

Benchmarks help firms compare disability management practices

Several major Canadian firms have joined a collaborative to create benchmarks of their disability management approaches, with the goal of improving practices and saving money. The collaborative, which builds on the success of a similar American initiative, is based at the Institute for Work & Health

Preventing injury in health-care workers

There are many programs designed to prevent MSDs in health-care workers. But are these programs all effective? And which ones are better? IWH recently completed a systematic review that aimed to answer these questions.

Ontario’s Patient Lift Initiative: early findings

The Institute for Work & Health was selected to evaluate the impact of the Patient Lift Initiative funded by Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

IWH News

NAOSH Week events run in May ~ IWH scientist wins teaching award ~ Compensation symposium in June ~ New Canadian Cochrane website ~ Guidelines conference in August