Preventing upper extremity MSDs: Resistance is not futile!

An IWH systematic review recommends workplace-based resistance training to help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)—this and more in the latest issue of At Work.

Read the Fall 2014 issue of At Work.

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Stories of breakthrough change at Ontario firms

New evidence-based case studies—great for workplace training and brainstorming—illustrate the factors critical to going from not-to-great to great when it comes to workplace health and safety.

Download the case studies.

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Using evidence in OHS courses: IWH resources for students

Our resources can help post-secondary OHS and RTW students and instructors incorporate evidence-based information into their research projects, essays, presentations, lessons and lectures.

Download your copy.

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Our 2013 annual report now available online

The Institute for Work & Health's most recent annual report focuses on our research related to the changing nature of work and the workforce and its impact on the health and safety of workers.

Read the report.

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OHS leading indicators survey, benchmarks now online

Find out how your organization measures up when it comes to occupational health and safety (OHS) leading indicators. The Ontario Leading Indicators Project (OLIP) survey and benchmarks are now open to all.

Take the survey now.

 

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Recent updates

  • November 19—Annual Nachemson lecture featuring NIOSH's Dr. Paul Schulte

    Come hear Dr. Paul Schulte, director of the Education and Information Division at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), at this year's Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. Schulte will share NIOSH's approach to assessing the impact of its research on worker health protection and what it has learned along the way. Hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, this free annual lecture has become one of the most important networking events of the year in Ontario for policy-makers, researchers, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders in the field of work injury and disability prevention. Registration is now open.

  • December 1-5—Fall 2014 Systematic Review Workshop

    The Institute for Work & Health is once again offering its popular workshop on how to plan and carry out systematic reviews and, for the first time, it includes instruction on how to understand and perform meta-analyses. Participants can sign up for the systematic review module only, meta-analyses module only, or the full workshop. Please register by November 21, 2014.

  • Now on the stands: Fall 2014 issue of At Work

    November 19—Workplace-based resistance training can help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. The increased risk of work injury associated with shift work remains high even after switching to days. An external influence, new OHS knowledge and a champion are catalysts for making large, sustained improvement in OHS performance. You can read about these important research findings and more in our latest issue of At Work.

  • Getting to great: Breakthrough Change Case Study Series

    September 25—What does it take for organizations to make large improvements in health and safety?New case studies from the Institute for Work & Health illustrate the factors critical to going from not-to-great to great when it comes to workplace safety, based on an evidence-based model of "breakthrough change."

  • Issue Briefing explores claim suppression in two provinces

    October 23—The Institute for Work & Health's latest Issue Briefing, which addresses topics of particular interest to policy-makers, highlights findings from two recent reports on the incidence and risk of employers inducing workers not to claim or to misreport instances of workplace injury or illness in Ontario and Manitoba.

  • IWH Resources for OHS/RTW Post-Secondary Students

    September 24—A new guide from the Institute for Work & Health lists the resources we have available to help post-secondary students and instructors in occupational health and safety, disability management, return to work and/or work injury rehabilitation incorporate evidence-based information into their research projects, essays, presentations, lessons and lectures.

  • IWH 2013 Annual Report now available

    September 22—The Institute for Work & Health's 2013 annual report, titled "The changing nature of work and the workforce," is now available on our website.

  • Best evidence for treating back and neck pain

    September 8—CBRG QuickDecks are now available from the Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG), housed at the Institute for Work & Health. These slide decks provide a quick summary of the best evidence for treating back and neck pain by type of intervention, including surgical, pharmacological and non-pharmacological (e.g. massage, chiropractic) interventions.

 
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