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

Assessing the human and economic burden of workplace cancer in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI)

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

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

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

Improving processes for talking about and implementing work accommodations for people with chronic, episodic health conditions

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI) , Dorcas Beaton , Curtis Breslin , Sheilah Hogg-Johnson , Emma Irvin , Arif Jetha , Ron Saunders , Peter Smith , Emile Tompa , Dwayne Van Eerd , Renée-Louise Franche , Joy MacDermid , William Shaw

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

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

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

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

Understanding how sex/gender differences shape relationships between working conditions and injury risk, chronic illnesses and return to work

Research team: Peter Smith (PI)

Ongoing

Understanding the employment needs and experiences of baby boomers with arthritis and diabetes

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI) , Dorcas Beaton , Vicki Kristman , Cameron Mustard , Peter Smith , Elizabeth Badley

Ongoing

Addressing literacy and numeracy gaps among workers in an OHS training program: a pilot study

Research team: Ron Saunders (PI) , Curtis Breslin , Siobhan Cardoso , Morgane Le Pouésard , Karen Myers

Completed 2017

Analyzing the adequacy of benefits among workers’ compensation claimants in Ontario, 1999-2005

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

Completed 2017

Determinants of health and safety in unionized and non-unionized firms in Ontario’s construction sector

Research team: Ben Amick (PI) , Sheilah Hogg-Johnson (PI) , Desiree Latour-Villamil , Ron Saunders , Paul Demers , Christopher McLeod

Completed 2017

Effectiveness of workplace-based and systems-based return-to-work programs: a systematic review update

Research team: Emma Irvin (PI) , Ben Amick , Caroline Cawley , Kim Cullen , Sheilah Hogg-Johnson , Agnieszka Kosny , Vicki Kristman , Quenby Mahood , Ron Saunders , Dwayne Van Eerd , Alex Collie , Sharon Newman , Andrew Palagyi , Rasa Ruseckaite , Swati Shourie , Ulrik Gensby , Paul Jennings , Diane Sheppard , Marie Laberge

Completed 2017