What can hospital emergency records tell us about the incidence of work-related traumatic injuries in Ontario?

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Online

Cameron Mustard
Institute for Work & Health

 

Every year, hospital emergency departments in Ontario treat an average of 100,000 cases of work-related injuries or illnesses. What can the records of these cases tell us about the reporting of work-related injuries and illnesses to Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)? In this presentation, Dr. Cameron Mustard shares findings from research linking WSIB claims data with records of hospital emergency department visits over a fifteen-year period (2004-2017). He outlines potential uses of these records and discusses the proportion of visits that are not reported as workers’ compensation claims.

About presenter

Dr. Cameron Mustard is the president and a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He is also a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Mustard completed his doctoral training in epidemiology, health policy and behavioural sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1990. Mustard's current research interests include work environments, labour market experiences and health, the distributional equity of publicly funded health and health care programs in Canada, and the epidemiology of socioeconomic health inequalities across the human life course.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and beyond. For those unable to attend, the recorded webinar of most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are made available on its web page within a week of the event.

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