At Work

Current issue: At Work 105 (Summer 2021)

IWH is launching a two-year telementoring pilot program to build capacity among primary health-care providers in Ontario to treat occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses. Workers with both physical and mental health disabilities were the most worried about their jobs, health and finances during the early part of pandemic. Workers lacking minimum employment standards in their jobs are at increased risk of work injury, IWH study finds.

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

Long shadows cast by a row of workers

Study probes factors behind poorer health, lower employment in injured workers’ post-claim experience

What are the work and health outcomes of injured workers after they no longer receive workers' compensation benefits or services? A study at IWH sets out to explore this little understood aspect of the post-injury experience.
Close-up of floor markings indicating six feet distances

In most sectors, workplaces saw lower COVID transmission rates than in the community

What was the role of workplaces in contributing to COVID-19 case counts in Ontario? And what measures did workplaces across Canada put in place to reduce or prevent COVID spread? A team at IWH and Public Health Ontario draw on publicly available data to find out.
A worker slumps over in fatigue and defeat, next to an angry boss and a desk piled high with work

For a segment of the workforce, psychosocial working conditions are poor across the board

For one in 10 Canadian workers, the psychosocial work environment is poor across the board. What's more, working in such conditions is associated with a substantial increase in their risk of burnout and stress.
Blurred silhouettes of people in a crowd

What’s connecting the global OHS community? Five things heard at the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

"Prevention in the Connected Age" was the theme at the core of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which was held September 20-23, 2021. From the many topics connecting the occupational health and safety community, we highlight a shortlist of five key ones.
Vector of masked workers standing in front of workplaces with coronovirus surrounding them, implying impact of COVID on workers

What research can do: Partnering on a tool to estimate occupational risks of COVID

Public Health Ontario and Institute for Work & Health collaborate on a tool to estimate the occupational exposures that put workers at risk of COVID-19