At Work 68 (Spring 2012)

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All At Work articles about research findings can now be found in the Publications & Resources, on the Plain-language summaries page. At Work articles about events, initiatives, appointments and awards can be found in the News & Events section, on the What’s New page.

Experience rating focuses on post-injury practices, IWH study suggests

Experience rating can lead to unintended consequences if emphasis on prevention isn’t front-and-centre, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.

The impact of the recession on workers’ compensation claims

The recent recession resulted in a substantial decline in the number of workers’ compensation claims, a decline much greater than the reduction in hours of work, according to the latest Issue Briefing from the Institute for Work & Health.

Case management potential area for return-to-work improvement

A survey of employees and supervisors about their company’s return-to-work process points to case management as both a lynchpin of the process and a potential area for improvement—a finding that may resonate beyond this one workplace.

Getting back on the horse: Return to work has beneficial effect on health

Returning to work after an injury is good for people, both physically and mentally, according to a new systematic review.

Research 101: Disseminating findings

In this series, we are taking you behind the scenes of a research project at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), from start to finish.

Grant round-up: IWH research aims for practical results

Here’s a quick preview of five research projects at the Institute for Work & Health that recently got the ‘green light.’ They promise to bring results that can help prevent workplace injury and disability.

What’s next for RAACWI?

Funding for the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury ended this spring, but that didn’t stop the group from making plans for the future. First comes funding, then comes expansion?

IWH News

IWH president joins Veterans Affairs scientific advisory committee ~ IWH appoints interim scientific director ~ IWH welcomes new scientist ~ Mustard Fellowship accepting applications ~ CARWH conference to feature IWH research