Project directory

The project directory includes Institute for Work & Health (IWH) research studies that were initiated in 2015 onward (as well as a few large studies that were ongoing in 2015). The directory also includes studies conducted under IWH’s Systematic Review Program since it began in 2005. For information on Institute studies initiated before 2015, see our Accomplishments Reports. Studies are either ongoing or completed. Ongoing studies are listed in alphabetical order. Completed studies are listed by year of completion, beginning with the most recently completed.

Project title Status

Accommodating and Communicating about Episodic Disabilities (ACED): A partnership to deliver workplace resources to sustain employment of people with chronic, episodic conditions

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Dorcas Beaton, Julie Bowring, Curtis Breslin, Emma Irvin, Arif Jetha, Ron Saunders, Peter Smith, Emile Tompa, Dwayne Van Eerd, Renée-Louise Franche, Joy MacDermid, William Shaw, Aaron Thompson

Ongoing

Assessing the human and economic burden of workplace cancer in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI)

Ongoing

Cannabis and workplace fatalities: establishing a baseline in Ontario

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Peter Smith (PI), Momtaz Begum, Andrea Furlan, Cameron Mustard, Kay Nasir, Lily Fang, Nikhil Rajaram, Melissa Smith

Ongoing

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy: Envisioning the future of disability policy in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Arif Jetha, Dan Samosh, Sabrina Imam, Kathy Padkapayeva

Ongoing

Conceal or reveal? Facilitators and barriers to older workers' communication of accommodation needs

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Arif Jetha, Agnieszka Kosny, Vicki Kristman, Jill Cameron

Ongoing

Cost to Canadians of excluding people with disabilities from the labour market

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung

Ongoing

Developing a Canadian work disability standard for paramedics with post-traumatic stress injury

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Amin Yazdani (PI), Sabrina Imam, Emma Irvin, Dwayne Van Eerd, Nicki Islic, Ron Meyers

Ongoing

Developing recommendations for an integrated approach to workplace health protection and health promotion

Research team: Aviroop Biswas (PI), Momtaz Begum, Monique Gignac, Peter Smith, Dwayne Van Eerd

Ongoing

Do work exposures and their effects differ for men and women? A systematic review

Research team: Aviroop Biswas (PI), Peter Smith, Emma Irvin, Mieke Koehoorn

Ongoing

Estimating the financial benefits of OHS prevention expenditures: a study of Ontario employers

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Emile Tompa

Ongoing

Evaluating prevention strategies to reduce the risk of work-related cancers in Ontario’s construction sector

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung, Amir Mofidi

Ongoing

Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of Ontario’s working-at-heights training standard

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Ben Amick, Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Victoria Landsman

Ongoing

Financial incentives to promote employment of people with disabilities: when and how they work best

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Rebecca Gewurtz (PI), Emma Irvin, Heather Johnston, Cindy Moser, Kathy Padkapayeva, Dan Samosh

Ongoing

Future-proofing young Canadians with disabilities for the changing labour market

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Ali Shamaee, Peter Smith, Emile Tompa

Ongoing

Getting the message right: strengthening RTW communication in B.C.'s health-care sector

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Cameron Mustard, Catherine Backman

Ongoing

Improving information on the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses in Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Aviroop Biswas, Victoria Landsman, Peter Smith

Ongoing

Instruments for assessing permanent psychological impairment

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Monique Gignac, Joanna Liu, Morgane Le Pouésard, Maggie Tiong

Ongoing

Inter-jurisdictional comparison of OHS and workers’ compensation system performance

Research team: Christopher McLeod, Ben Amick, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Alex Collie, Mieke Koehoorn, Allen Kraut

Ongoing

MSD prevention: a practical implementation guide for Newfoundland and Labrador

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Siobhan Cardoso, Maggie Tiong

Ongoing

Occupational health and safety performance in Ontario's unionized construction sector

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Cameron Mustard (PI), Victoria Landsman, Desiree Latour-Villamil, Hyunmi Lee

Ongoing

Ontario Injured Workers Outcome Study: Understanding the long-term recovery and labour market outcomes of injured workers in Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Peter Smith, Emile Tompa, Colette Severin

Ongoing

Preventing work disability among millennial young adults with rheumatic disease

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Julie Bowring, Monique Gignac, Catherine Backman, Vicki Kristman, Lori Tucker

Ongoing

Return to work in policing: synthesizing current practices and implementation guidance

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Siobhan Cardoso, Emma Irvin, Monique Gignac, Arif Jetha, Emile Tompa, Basak Yanar, Tanya Morose

Ongoing

Role of accommodations and communication practices in supporting the employment participation of Canadians living with disabilities

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Arif Jetha (PI), Julie Bowring

Ongoing

Role of employers and settlement agencies in safe employment integration

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Basak Yanar (PI), Kay Nasir, Stephanie Premji

Ongoing