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

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

Completed 2020

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 2020

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

Completed 2020

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

Completed 2020

MSD prevention: a practical implementation guide for Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Completed 2020

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

Completed 2020

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

Completed 2020

Role of employers and settlement agencies in safe employment integration

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

Completed 2020

Best practices for work disability prevention management systems: a scoping review in support of new Canadian standard

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Amin Yazdani

Completed 2019

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

Completed 2019

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

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

Completed 2019

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

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

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)

Completed 2019

Measuring occupational health and safety vulnerability in Alberta

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), Victoria Nadalin

Completed 2019

Strengthening disability management in Ontario’s municipal sector

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

Completed 2019

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

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI)

Completed 2019

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

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

IWH Organizational Performance Metric: Developing and evaluating a simple workplace OHS tool

Research team: Ben Amick (PI), Lynda Robson (PI), Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Peter Smith, Michael Swift, Sabrina Tonima, Karen Turner, Dwayne Van Eerd, Basak Yanar

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