At Work 93 (Summer 2018)

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Two office workers sit at their computer workstations late into the night

Sex/gender analysis: Gender study finds overwork linked to higher risks of diabetes in women, not men

Working too long increases risks of diabetes—for women, not men—IWH and ICES study finds.
Sign on asbestos remove site warning of cancer and lung disease hazard due to asbestos exposure

What research can do: IWH estimate of societal costs helps Ottawa make case for asbestos ban

IWH's analysis of the economic burden of cancer cases linked to work-related asbestos exposure helps the federal government make the case for a wider ban.
A supervisor has a supportive chat with a worker

Supervisors who react with support can help injured workers return to the job

When a worker gets injured, does the supervisor react with blame and skepticism or with empathy and support? The reaction can make a difference to the worker's return-to-work outcomes.
Investigators working behind crime-scene yellow tape

Sex/gender analysis: Are risks of violence at work higher for men or women? It depends on type of violence

Men and women face similar risks of physical violence at work, but the risks of sexual violence at work are four times higher for women than for men.
An older woman works in a workshop

Sex/gender analysis: Men and women with arthritis have same needs at work, but not the same supports

Study of workers with arthritis finds the need for workplace supports goes unmet more often among women, and that's due to the type of jobs and workplaces women are in.
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Sex/gender analysis: Links between psychosocial work factors and stress not always as expected

IWH study examines differences between men and women when it comes to the links between stress and psychosocial work factors such as supervisor support, job control and job security.
Members of a hospital committee listen to presentation by female health care worker

Collaborative return-to-work program helps hospital lower injury claims, duration: study

An Ontario acute-care hospital and its unions set out to tackle high injury and disability claims rates by developing a collaborative return-to-work program. And according to an IWH implementation study, the results are promising.
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Benefits outweigh costs for workplaces that accommodate people with mental illness

For employers, the economic benefits of hiring and accommodating workers with mental illnesses range from two to seven dollars for every dollar spent. That's according to a new study on the business case of accommodating mental illnesses.
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IWH Updates

Save the date: Dr. Paul Demers takes the podium at IWH’s annual Nachemson lecture ~ New projects posted on the IWH website