Project directory

The project directory includes Institute for Work & Health (IWH) research studies that were initiated in 2015 onward (as well as a few large studies that were ongoing in 2015). The directory also includes studies conducted under IWH’s Systematic Review Program since it began in 2005. For information on Institute studies initiated before 2015, see our Accomplishments Reports. Studies are either ongoing or completed. Ongoing studies are listed in alphabetical order. Completed studies are listed by year of completion, beginning with the most recently completed.

Project title Project status

Accommodating and communicating about episodic disabilities (ACED): A partnership to deliver workplace resources to sustain employment of people with chronic, episodic conditions

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI) , Dorcas Beaton , Julie Bowring , Curtis Breslin , Emma Irvin , Arif Jetha , Ron Saunders , Peter Smith , Emile Tompa , Dwayne Van Eerd , Renée-Louise Franche , Joy MacDermid , Dr. William Shaw , Aaron Thompson

Ongoing

Assessing the human and economic burden of workplace cancer in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI)

Ongoing

Best practices for work disability prevention management systems: a scoping review in support of new Canadian standard

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI) , Emma Irvin , Quenby Mahood , Amin Yazdani

Ongoing

Central nervous system agents and the risk of workplace injury and death: a systematic review

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI) , Andrea Furlan (PI) , Kim Cullen , Emma Irvin , Quenby Mahood , Christopher McLeod , Dwayne Van Eerd , Paul Farnan , Gary Franklin , Launette Rieb , Peter Rothfels

Ongoing

Conceal or reveal? Facilitators and barriers to older workers' communication of accommodation needs

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI) , Arif Jetha , Agnieszka Kosny , Vicki Kristman , Jill Cameron

Ongoing

Cost to Canadians of excluding people with disabilities from the labour market

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI) , Young Jung

Ongoing

Costs of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in the European Union

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI) , Amir Mofidi , Young Jung

Ongoing

Developing a gender/sex-sensitive evidence base on relationship between psychosocial work environment and chronic disease

Research team: Peter Smith (PI) , Cameron Mustard , Chantal Brisson , Rick Glazier

Ongoing

Evaluating prevention strategies to reduce the risk of work-related cancers in Ontario’s construction sector

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI) , Young Jung

Ongoing

Evaluating the impact of mandatory awareness training on occupational health and safety vulnerability in Ontario

Research team: Peter Smith (PI) , Curtis Breslin , Morgan Lay , Ron Saunders , Emile Tompa , Anthony LaMontagne

Ongoing

Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of Ontario’s working-at-heights training standard

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI) , Ben Amick , Cameron Mustard , Peter Smith

Ongoing

Evaluating the implementation of a participatory organizational change intervention in long-term care

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI) , Ben Amick , Kim Cullen , Teresa D'Elia , Era Mae Ferron , Sheilah Hogg-Johnson , Cameron Mustard , Lynda Robson , Ivan Steenstra , Henrietta Van Hulle , Richard Wells

Ongoing

Extended working life and its interaction with health, wellbeing and quality of life: a multi-country initiative (THRIVE)

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI) , Emile Tompa

Ongoing

Financial incentives to promote employment of people with disabilities: when and how they work best

Research team: Emma Irvin (PI) , Quenby Mahood , Kathy Padkapayeva , Emile Tompa , Heather Johnston , Maureen Haan , Rebecca Gewurtz , Dan Samosh

Ongoing

Identifying and implementing current practices in supporting workers with depression

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI) , Kim Cullen (PI) , Siobhan Cardoso , Emma Irvin , Monique Gignac , Morgane Le Pouésard , Quenby Mahood , Anita Dubey , Judy Geary

Ongoing

Identifying relevant OHS leading indicators in Manitoba's construction sector

Research team: Ben Amick (PI) , Dwayne Van Eerd , Jonathan Fan , Sara Macdonald , Christopher McLeod , Colette Severin , Mike Jones (PI)

Ongoing

Improving information on the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses in Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI) , Aviroop Biswas , Victoria Landsman , Peter Smith

Ongoing

Inter-jurisdictional comparison of OHS and workers’ compensation system performance

Research team: Christopher McLeod , Ben Amick , Sheilah Hogg-Johnson , Cameron Mustard , Peter Smith , Alex Collie , Mieke Koehoorn , Allen Kraut

Ongoing

Measuring cannabis use in Canadian workplaces

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI) , Peter Smith (PI) , Andrea Furlan , Kim Slade , Amy Porath-Waller , Shawna Meister

Ongoing

Preventing work disability among millennial young adults with rheumatic disease

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI) , Julie Bowring , Monique Gignac , Catherine Backman , Vicki Kristman , Lori Tucker

Ongoing

Role of accommodations and communication practices in supporting the employment participation of Canadians living with disabilities

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI) , Arif Jetha (PI) , Julie Bowring

Ongoing

Role of aging in return to work and stay at work: a systematic review

Research team: Ivan Steenstra , Dorcas Beaton , Kim Cullen , Monique Gignac , Emma Irvin , Amin Yazdani , Patrick Loisel , Greg McIntosh , Glenn Pransky , Martine Puts , Ross Wilkie

Ongoing

Strengthening disability management in Ontario’s municipal sector

Research team: Cameron Mustard , Arif Jetha , Agnieszka Kosny , Morgan Lay , Christopher McLeod , Lynda Robson , Basak Yanar

Ongoing

System-based return-to-work and disability management interventions: a systematic review

Research team: Kim Cullen (PI) , Emma Irvin (PI) , Morgane Le Pouésard , Dwayne Van Eerd , Ben Amick , Siobhan Cardoso , Quenby Mahood , Ron Saunders , Judy Geary , Ulrik Gensby

Ongoing

Tracking long-term outcomes of injured workers in Ontario to better target supports

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI) , Qing Liao , Cameron Mustard , Ron Saunders

Ongoing