A recent Institute for Work & Health study suggests that young people with dyslexia may be at greater risk of work injury due to their learning disability. This early finding underscores the importance of accommodating different learning styles in health and safety training.
Thanks to funding from external funding agencies and programs, IWH scientists hope to find answers to important questions concerning injury rates, older workers, time off work, temporary work agencies and more.
Dr. Joan Eakin, a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, will talk about the challenges of ensuring worker health and safety in small businesses at the 2009 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, taking place November 25 in Toronto.
Organizations near and far rely on Institute for Work & Health research to improve their workplace injury prevention and disability management programs and policies. Here’s a sampling of recent initiatives in which IWH research results were put into action