Work injury risk by time of day in Ontario

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Dr. Cam Mustard, President and Senior Scientist; and Andrea Chambers, PhD Student and Research Assistant
Institute for Work & Health

In this presentation, Cam Mustard and Andrea Chambers provide a summary of the preliminary findings of a study that examined the incidence of work-related injury and illness in the Ontario labour force across the 24-hour clock. They also review the study methods. Two data sources were used (WSIB lost-time claims and records of non-scheduled visits to Ontario emergency departments), while information on hours worked was obtained from Statistics Canada sources.