At Work

Current issue: At Work 98 (Fall 2019)

Claimants’ perceptions of fair treatment by case managers are linked to lower odds of poor mental health. Return-to-work communication problems in large, complex organizations tend to arise for two crucial roles. Studies of COR programs in B.C., Alberta find certified firms have 12 to 14 per cent greater reduction in injury rates.

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

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Can an eight-item questionnaire distinguish strong and medium OHS performers?

How well can a set of eight questions capture something as broad and multi-faceted as an organization’s OHS policies and practices? An IWH study examines practices and policies at organizations that had completed the IWH-OPM. It finds consistent patterns in how high- and medium-scorers approach OHS.
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What research can do: IWH newcomer training resource sees uptake by various groups in Canada

Newcomers to Canada often lack knowledge about workplace health and safety issues or about their rights and responsibilities in the event of a work injury or illness. IWH's Safe Work Toolkit, designed to help settlement agencies fill in this knowledge gap, has seen uptake in Ontario and beyond.
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Strategy for greater workforce inclusion of people with disabilities announced

Advocates for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour force now have a roadmap to guide their efforts. Developed in broad consultation, the pan-Canadian strategy is built on disability-confident workplaces and comprehensive supports for persons with disabilities.
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Estimating the societal costs of work injuries and illnesses in five EU countries

To help European Union countries set priorities and analyze potential benefits of tackling work-related hazards, an IWH team developed and implemented a new method for estimating the societal costs of work injuries and illnesses.
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Grant round-up: Anticipating future risks among externally funded projects under way at IWH

Anticipating future challenges facing young people with disabilities, exploring the use of coroner data to understand the impact of cannabis on workplace safety, tracking long-term outcomes for workers' compensation claimants: a look at new projects under way at IWH.