At Work 85 (Summer 2016)

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Key differences found in return-to-work process for MSD and psychological claims

Research comparing MSD and mental health compensation claims in Australia offers a picture of return-to-work challenges for psychological conditions.
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New cases of mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer in one year cost $1.9B

First-ever estimate of the economic burden of asbestos looks at newly diagnosed cases in Canada in 2011.
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PREMUS 2016 brings together MSD prevention scientists and practitioners to share evidence

For three days, the best and brightest researchers on work-related MSDs gathered and shared their work. Here's a recap of the PREMUS 2016 keynotes.
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Forceful repetition a carpal tunnel risk factor

Repetitive hand motion and wrist posture alone aren't risks for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but forceful hand exertion is.
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Eight safety leading indicators for the construction worksite

What do flex and stretch programs at construction worksites have to do with safety climate and safety culture? A PREMUS keynote speaker thinks she has the answer.
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'Too much standing hurts, too'

It might be a common perception that prolonged sitting is linked to increased pain or injury, but the evidence indicates that too much standing is also a risk factor, says PREMUS keynote speaker Dr. Jack Callaghan.
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Understanding MSDs with sex/gender lens

Women who do the same tasks as men often face a higher risk of MSDs in their neck and upper limbs, and this higher risk may be due to differences both in biology (sex) and social roles, activities and behaviours (gender).
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Employers that focus on both operations and safety don’t have to sacrifice either

Think there's a trade-off between safety and productivity? Evidence suggests you think again.
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Disability leave duration rises with age, chronic conditions

The relationship between age and days on disability changes with different chronic conditions.
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IWH Updates

2016 Nachemson to honour RTW pioneer ~ CARWH 2016 takes place this fall in Toronto ~ IWH senior scientist honoured with award ~ Welcome to new associate scientist
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