Privacy policies

The mandate of the Institute for Work & Health is to conduct and share research with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to promote, protect and improve the health of working people. This mandate is underpinned by our commitment to respect personal privacy, safeguard the confidentiality of personal information in our custody and ensure a secure environment for electronic and physical records containing personal information.

The Institute has developed a clear set of principles and policies on privacy protection which emphasize high standards of organizational, technical and physical security practices that are consistent with the best national and international standards.

The following policy statements describe the procedures, standards and safeguards that ensure the Institute meets its commitment to the protection of privacy in its research, human resources and communications activities.