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

Strengthening disability management in Ontario’s municipal sector

Research team: Cameron Mustard, Arif Jetha, Agnieszka Kosny, Morgan Lay, Christopher McLeod, Lynda Robson, Basak Yanar

Ongoing

System-based return-to-work and disability management interventions: a systematic review

Research team: Kim Cullen (PI), Emma Irvin (PI), Morgane Le Pouésard, Dwayne Van Eerd, Ben Amick, Siobhan Cardoso, Quenby Mahood, Ron Saunders, Judy Geary, Ulrik Gensby

Ongoing

Tracking long-term outcomes of injured workers in Ontario to better target supports

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Qing Liao, Cameron Mustard, Ron Saunders

Ongoing

Understanding the activity patterns of Canadians at work and outside of work, and their association with overall health

Research team: Cameron Mustard (PI), Aviroop Biswas (PI), Peter Smith, Stephanie Prince Ware

Ongoing

Understanding why gender and age differences exist in RTW outcomes following a musculoskeletal injury

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Cameron Mustard

Ongoing

What is the extent and nature of claim suppression in British Columbia?

Research team: Ron Saunders (PI), John O'Grady, Cameron Mustard

Ongoing

Workplace cannabis use and perceptions among Canadian workers after legalization

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

Ongoing

Workplace cannabis use and perceptions among Canadian workers before legalization

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

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

Completed 2019

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

Completed 2019

Supporting the employment participation of Canadian young adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI)

Completed 2019

Understanding the employment needs and experiences of baby boomers with arthritis and diabetes

Research team: Monique Gignac (PI), Dorcas Beaton, Vicki Kristman, Cameron Mustard, Peter Smith, Elizabeth Badley

Completed 2019

Developing an evidence base on sex/gender differences in the relationship between working conditions and injury risk, chronic illnesses and return to work

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

Completed 2018

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

Completed 2018

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 2018

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

Analyzing the adequacy of benefits among workers’ compensation claimants in Ontario, 1999-2005

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Qing Liao, Cameron Mustard, Ron Saunders

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

Effectiveness of workplace-based return-to-work programs: a systematic review update

Research team: Emma Irvin (PI), Ben Amick, Caroline Cawley, Kim Cullen, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Agnieszka Kosny, Vicki Kristman, Quenby Mahood, Ron Saunders, Dwayne Van Eerd, Alex Collie, Sharon Newman, Andrew Palagyi, Rasa Ruseckaite, Swati Shourie, Ulrik Gensby, Paul Jennings, Diane Sheppard, Marie Laberge

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

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

Identifying and implementing current practices in supporting workers with depression

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Kim Cullen (PI), Siobhan Cardoso, Emma Irvin, Monique Gignac, Morgane Le Pouésard, Quenby Mahood, Anita Dubey, Judy Geary

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

Incidence of work-related aggression and violence in Canada

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

Completed 2017