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

Assessing the human and economic burden of workplace cancer in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI)


Central nervous system agents and the risk of workplace injury and death: a systematic review

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Andrea Furlan (PI), Kim Cullen, Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Christopher McLeod, Dwayne Van Eerd, Paul Farnan, Gary Franklin, Launette Rieb, Peter Rothfels


Costs of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in the European Union

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


Developing a gender/sex-sensitive evidence base on relationship between psychosocial work environment and chronic disease

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Cameron Mustard, Chantal Brisson, Rick Glazier


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

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung


Extended working life and its interaction with health, wellbeing and quality of life: a multi-country initiative (THRIVE)

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Emile Tompa


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

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


Measuring cannabis use in Canadian workplaces

Research team: Nancy Carnide (PI), Peter Smith (PI), Andrea Furlan, Kim Slade, Amy Porath-Waller, Shawna Meister


Understanding how sex/gender differences shape relationships between working conditions and injury risk, chronic illnesses and return to work

Research team: Peter Smith (PI)


Exploring the relationship between prolonged standing and prolonged sitting at work and heart disease among male and female workers

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Cameron Mustard, Rick Glazier, Huiting Ma

Completed 2017

Incidence of work-related aggression and violence in Canada

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Amber Bielecky, Cynthia Chen, Cameron Mustard

Completed 2017

Understanding the relationship between osteoarthritis and work: a systematic review

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Kim Cullen, Dorcas Beaton, Quenby Mahood, Dwayne Van Eerd, Catherine Backman, Christopher McLeod

Completed 2017

Factors associated with occupational disease among young people: a systematic review

Research team: Curtis Breslin (PI), Doreen Day, Emile Tompa, Emma Irvin, Sudipa Bhattacharyya, Judy Clarke, Anna Wang, Mieke Koehoorn

Completed 2006

Risk factors for work injury among youth: a systematic review

Research team: Curtis Breslin (PI), Doreen Day, Emile Tompa, Emma Irvin, Sudipa Bhattacharyya, Judy Clarke, Anna Wang

Completed 2005