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IWH in the media: Doctors frustrated workers’ compensation boards seem to ignore medical opinions, report says

"They are the first port of call for workers hurt on the job. But when decisions are made about accident victims with complex injuries, a new study suggests doctors feel sidelined by workers’ compensation boards. The report, conducted by the independent, Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health, examined the role of doctors and other health care professionals in workers’ compensation across four provinces, including Ontario," writes Toronto Star's Sara Mojtehedzadeh. 

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Study by IWH scientist explores the link between COR certification and injury rates

The Certification of Recognition (COR) program recognizes and rewards employers that have robust occupational health and safety (OHS) and return-to-work policies. But do these employers actually have lower injury rates? That was the key question behind a study led by Dr. Chris McLeod of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the University of British Columbia’s Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. The findings, reported on in the Spring 2016 issue of At Work, are also summed up in a new video card. Check it out and please share!