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

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

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Young Jung

Ongoing

Evaluating the impact of mandatory awareness training on occupational health and safety vulnerability in Ontario

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Curtis Breslin, Morgan Lay, Ron Saunders, Emile Tompa, Anthony LaMontagne

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

Ongoing

Evaluating the implementation of a participatory organizational change intervention in long-term care

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Ben Amick, Kim Cullen, Teresa D'Elia, Era Mae Ferron, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Cameron Mustard, Lynda Robson, Ivan Steenstra, Henrietta Van Hulle, Richard Wells

Ongoing

Identifying relevant OHS leading indicators in Manitoba's construction sector

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Dwayne Van Eerd, Jonathan Fan, Sara Macdonald, Christopher McLeod, Colette Severin, Mike Jones (PI)

Ongoing

Addressing literacy and numeracy gaps among workers in an OHS training program: a pilot study

Research team: Ron Saunders (PI), Curtis Breslin, Siobhan Cardoso, Morgane Le Pouésard, Karen Myers

Completed 2017

Determinants of health and safety in unionized and non-unionized firms in Ontario’s construction sector

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Sheilah Hogg-Johnson (PI), Desiree Latour-Villamil, Ron Saunders, Paul Demers, Christopher McLeod

Completed 2017

Employer investments in occupational health and safety: establishing benchmarks for Ontario

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Sabrina Imam, Morgan Lay, Kay Nasir, Emile Tompa

Completed 2017

Evaluating an internal responsibility system audit tool for Ontario’s mining sector

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Victoria Landsman, Lynda Robson

Completed 2017

Implementation of workplace violence legislation in Ontario hospitals

Research team: Agnieszka Kosny (PI), Era Mae Ferron, Monique Gignac, Cameron Mustard, Lynda Robson, Sabrina Tonima, Andrea Chambers

Completed 2017

Synthesizing and tailoring OHS knowledge for use in specific provincial and local contexts

Research team: Emma Irvin (PI), Stephen Bornstein (PI), Kim Cullen, Ron Saunders, Dwayne Van Eerd, Amanda Butt, Leslie Johnson, Steve Passmore

Completed 2017

Breakthrough change: understanding why and how workplaces make large improvements in OHS performance

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Ben Amick, Siobhan Cardoso, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Cindy Moser, Kathy Padkapayeva, Michael Swift, Harriet South, Emile Tompa, Elizabeth Mansfield, Mark Pagell, Harry Shannon

Completed 2016

Developing a framework for understanding and measuring OHS vulnerability

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Curtis Breslin, Morgan Lay, Marni Lifshen, Ron Saunders, Emile Tompa, Anthony LaMontagne

Completed 2016

Effective workplace interventions to prevent upper extremity disorders: a systematic review update

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Claire Munhall, Emma Irvin, Dave Rempel, Sandra Brewer, Allard van der Beek, Jack Dennerlein, Jessica Tullar, Kathryn Skivington, Clint Pinion, Ben Amick

Completed 2016

Ontario Leading Indicators Project

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Cameron Mustard, Lynda Robson, Peter Smith, Ivan Steenstra, Colette Severin, Michael Swift, Selahadin Ibrahim, Sara Macdonald

Completed 2015

Effectiveness of training and education for the protection of workers: a systematic review

Research team: Lynda Robson (PI), Carol Stephenson (PI), Paul Schulte, Ben Amick, Stella Chan, Amber Bielecky, Anna Wang, Terri Heidotting, Emma Irvin, Don Eggerth, Robert Peters, Judy Clarke, Kim Cullen, Lani Boldt, Cathy Rotunda, Paula Grubb

Completed 2010

Effectiveness and implementation of health and safety programs in small enterprises: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative literature

Research team: Ellen MacEachen (PI), Curtis Breslin (PI), Natasha Kyle, Agnieszka Kosny, Philip Bigelow, Quenby Mahood, Krista Scott-Dixon, Sara Morassaei, Marcia Facey, Lori Chambers, Rachel Couban, Harry Shannon, Kim Cullen, Ben Amick

Completed 2008

Process and implementation of participatory ergonomics interventions: a systematic review

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Donald Cole, Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Kiera Keown, Nancy Theberge, Judy Village, Marie St. Vincent, Kim Cullen, Heather Widdrington

Completed 2008

Role of workplace interventions to prevent upper extremity MSDs: a systematic review

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Carol Kennedy, Jack Dennerlein, Shelley Brewer, Starly Catli, Renee Williams, Consol Serra, Fred Gerr, Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Al Franzblau, Dwayne Van Eerd, Bradley Evanoff, Dave Rempel

Completed 2008

Effectiveness of injury/illness prevention and loss control programs: a systematic review

Research team: Shelley Brewer (PI), Eden King, Ben Amick, George Delclos, Jerome Spear, Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Linda Lee, Cindy Lewis, Lois Tetrick, David Gimeno, Renee Williams

Completed 2007

Occupational health and safety interventions with economic evaluations: a systematic review

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Roman Dolinschi, Claire de Oliveira, Emma Irvin

Completed 2007

Interventions in health-care settings to protect musculoskeletal health: a systematic review

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Jessica Tullar, Shelley Brewer, Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Lisa Pompeii, Anna Wang, Dwayne Van Eerd, David Gimeno, Bradley Evanoff

Completed 2006

Occupational health and safety management audit instruments: a literature review

Research team: Philip Bigelow (PI), Lynda Robson (PI)

Completed 2006

Workplace interventions to prevent musculoskeletal and visual symptoms and disorders among computer users: a systematic review

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Shelley Brewer (PI), Ben Amick, Emma Irvin, Kent Daum, Fred Gerr, Steve Moore, Kim Cullen, Dave Rempel

Completed 2006

Effectiveness of occupational health and safety management systems: a systematic review

Research team: Lynda Robson, Judy Clarke, Kim Cullen, Amber Bielecky, Colette Severin, Philip Bigelow, Emma Irvin, Anthony Culyer, Quenby Mahood

Completed 2005