IWH Updates - Summer 2017

Published: August 15, 2017

Safety climate, leadership in high-hazard sectors the focus of 2017 Nachemson lecture

The construction sector has some of the highest work-related injury and fatality rates in the United States and Canada. Improving safety climate, safety culture and safety leadership can be critical in the efforts to reduce hazards in construction and other high-hazard sectors.  This year’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Linda Goldenhar, director of research and evaluation at CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training in Silver Spring, Md. Goldenhar will talk about the research that led her team to develop materials, resources and tools that stakeholders in construction and beyond can use and learn from to strengthen safety culture and climate. The annual Institute for Work & Health lecture, a premier networking event in Ontario for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in occupational work and health, will be held Wednesday, November 1, in downtown Toronto. For more information and to sign up, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/events/nachemson-lectures.

What Researchers Mean By.... columns now in one collection

Since 2005, the Institute has published a regular column called, “What researchers mean by...” in this newsletter, At Work. The column is designed to help readers better understand what researchers do and the language they use when reporting their findings. These columns have been pulled together into one book, providing easy-to-understand definitions of over 35 common research terms used in the health and social sciences. The book is available for download at:www.iwh.on.ca/tools-and-guides/what-researchers-mean-by-collection. Bulk orders of printed copies of the book are also available upon request. To order print copies, please e-mail: info@iwh.on.ca.