Risk factors for work injury among youth: a systematic review

We’re looking for managers and supervisors who have supported workers with chronic diseases to take part in this study

If you're a manager or supervisor with experience accommodating employees with chronic physical or mental health conditions, we’d like to talk to you about the challenges you have experienced in supporting these employees while also balancing privacy needs. Your participation would consist of a confidential phone interview of about 30 to 40 minutes.

If interested, please email jbowring@iwh.on.ca or call 1-855-884-1416.

Reasons for the study

Studies have found that young workers are more likely than older workers to sustain work injuries. As a result, significant resources have been spent on young worker safety programs. However, these programs were developed without a comprehensive look at the factors that lead young workers to get injured. IWH undertook a systematic review to determine what factors are associated with work injury and illness among young workers.

Related research summaries

Systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth: summary . Sharing Best Evidence: Institute for Work & Health, February 2006.

Related scientific publications

Breslin FC, Day D, Tompa E, Irvin E, Bhattacharyya S, Clarke J, Wang A. Non-agricultural work injuries among youth: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2007;32(2):151-162. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2006.10.007.
Breslin FC, Day D, Tompa E, Irvin E, Bhattacharyya S, Clarke J, Wang A. Systematic review of risk factors for injury among youth. Institute for Work & Health; 2005.

Project status


Research team

Curtis Breslin, Institute for Work & Health (PI)
Doreen Day, Institute for Work & Health
Emile Tompa, Institute for Work & Health
Emma Irvin, Institute for Work & Health
Sudipa Bhattacharyya, Institute for Work & Health
Judy Clarke, Institute for Work & Health
Anna Wang, Institute for Work & Health

Funded by

Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board