Since the start of the opioid crisis in the late 1990s, communities across North America have tried many different strategies to curb the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. A new IWH systematic review identifies the most promising ones.
The Seven 'Principles' for Successful Return to Work is far and away the most downloaded item on the IWH website. We tracked down a few examples of how it has been used by workplaces and clinical practitioners.
You often hear OHS professionals and advocates talk about the costs of work-related injuries. But what about the costs of preventing the injuries? An IWH research team recently set out to calculate employer OHS investments in Ontario.
This latest grant round-up features three projects including: a partnership grant examining accommodation and communication issues related to chronic, episodic conditions; a study on the use of and attitudes towards cannabis at work; and a project on integrating OHS and health promotion.
How have psychosocial work conditions changed in Canada over a 10-year time frame? Data from Statscan surveys suggest a slight improvement, but the IWH researchers behind the analysis are cautious in their interpretations.