At Work

Current issue: At Work 109 (Summer 2022)

Workers doing vigorous, tiring work all day no healthier than those who are sedentary. New initiative ‘skills up’ employers to hire, promote and support workers with disabilities. IWH estimates point to positive return on OHS investment in three Ontario sectors. And more...

At Work is the flagship newsletter of the Institute for Work & Health. Published quarterly and available as a pdf or online, the newsletter includes engaging and lay-friendly articles reporting on the Institute’s latest research findings in the areas of work injury, illness and disability prevention. The newsletter also shares stories of how these findings are applied in practice, as well as the impact they are having on improving outcomes for workers, employers and policy-makers.

Latest articles

A man sitting on a couch holds his shoulder in pain

IWH study finds 7 in 10 injured workers still experience pain more than a year after injury

A high proportion of injured workers in Ontario experience persistent pain for well over a year after their work-related injury. According to an IWH study of workers' compensation lost-time claimants, 70 per cent of workers experience pain 18 months after their work injury.
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IWH model influences other research orgs’ approach to measuring impact

A model developed by the Institute for Work & Health to document the impact of its research has itself made an impact on research organizations around the world.
A visually impaired businesswoman uses smartphone and earphones during a business meeting

New initiative ‘skills up’ employers to hire, promote, support workers with disabilities

Efforts to date to improve the labour-force participation of persons with disabilities have focused on making them job-ready. A new initiative is now flipping that approach on its head, by focusing on 'skilling up' workplaces instead.
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Grant round-up: Exploring the impact of AI, recovery and work after COVID, and more

IWH scientists continue to respond to emerging work and health research questions and identify new opportunities to help users integrate evidence into their practice, thanks to external grant awards.
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IWH estimates point to positive return on OHS investment in three Ontario sectors

An estimate of the return-on-investment in occupational health and safety is not a figure that many individual employers can easily come up with on their own. A team at IWH has come up with an estimate for three Ontario sectors, based on previous research and WSIB data.