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

Return to work in policing: synthesizing current practices and implementation guidance

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd (PI), Siobhan Cardoso, Emma Irvin, Monique Gignac, Arif Jetha, Emile Tompa, Basak Yanar, Tanya Morose

Ongoing

Toking 9 to 5: Workplace cannabis use and perceptions among Canadian workers

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

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

Transitioning to the future of work: an intersectional study of vulnerable youth and young adults

Research team: Arif Jetha (PI), Monique Gignac, Sara Macdonald, Kay Nasir, Ali Shamaee, Peter Smith, Yani Hamdani, Vicki Kristman

Ongoing

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

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

Ongoing

Using decision-tree machine learning to identify worker movement typologies

Research team: Aviroop Biswas (PI), Kathleen Dobson, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Peter Smith, Stephanie Prince, Daniel Fuller

Ongoing

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

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

Completed 2021

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

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

Completed 2021

Assessing the human and economic burden of workplace cancer in Canada

Research team: Emile Tompa (PI), Amir Mofidi

Completed 2020

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

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

How RTW differs for workers with psychological injuries, older workers

Research team: Peter Smith (PI), , Anthony LaMontagne, Rebbecca Lilley, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Michael Sim

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