At Work

Current issue: At Work 97 (Summer 2019)

Greater job control, job security and social support are linked to both lower risks of mental illness and greater likelihood of flourishing mental well-being. Evidence-based health and safety benchmarks are now available for building construction employers in Manitoba, thanks to an IWH collaboration with the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba. New systematic review confirms widespread message that new workers face higher risks of acute injury.

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

Young workers at service counter

What research can do: IWH research helps prevention system shift focus from young to new workers

You know research has had an impact when it changes the language used to frame an issue, and the findings become so ubiquitous they are considered part of the “common wisdom.” That seems to be the case with IWH’s research on injury risks and new workers.
A bird's eye view of a construction work site

Construction safety association develops OHS assessment tool with IWH’s expertise

Building construction employers in Manitoba can now use an evidence-based online dashboard to assess their OHS performance⁠—and see how it stacks up against those of industry peers⁠—thanks to a collaboration between IWH and a sector safety association.
A man feeds his mom at a hospital bedside

Raising awareness about caregiver supports results in savings for employer: study

It's one thing to have workplace policies to support employees with unpaid caregiving duties at home. It's another to raise awareness about such policies among staff and their supervisors. That alone can result in savings for the employer, according to a new cost-benefit analysis.
Sticky note clipped to a notebook reads "welcome aboard"

Review confirms prevention system’s message about injury risks and new workers

If you've been spreading the message about new workers facing higher risks of injury, rest assured. A first ever systematic review on job tenure and injury risks, conducted by IWH, confirms that message.
Two workers at a window shutters manufacturing shop floor

Despite pain and fatigue, older workers with chronic conditions want to work to age 65

Having a health condition or a chronic disease can be challenging for older workers, but it doesn't necessarily decrease their desire to work and retire at about the same age as healthy peers, finds an IWH study of retirement expectations.