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.

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Measuring the impact of an organizational change initiative to reduce work disability in an acute-care hospital

Research team: Cameron Mustard, Ben Amick, Dwayne Van Eerd, Marni Lifshen, Andrea Chambers

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 interventions to address depression in the workplace: a systematic review

Research team: Andrea Furlan (PI), William Gnam, Nancy Carnide, Emma Irvin, Ben Amick, Kelly DeRango, Robert McMaster, Kim Cullen, Tesha Slack, Sandra Brouwer, Ute Bultmann

Completed 2011

Prognostic factors for workers' time away from work due to acute low-back pain: a systematic review update

Research team: Ivan Steenstra (PI), Emma Irvin, Quenby Mahood, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Martijn W. Heymans

Completed 2011

Quality and types of instruments used to assess KTE implementation and impact: a systematic review

Research team: Dwayne Van Eerd, Donald Cole, Kiera Keown, Emma Irvin, Desre Kramer, Jane Brenneman Gibson, Melanie Kazman Kohn, Quenby Mahood, Tesha Slack, Ben Amick, David Phipps, John Garcia, Sara Morassaei

Completed 2011

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

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

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

Effectiveness of participatory ergonomics interventions: a systematic review

Research team: Donald Cole, Irina Rivilis, Dwayne Van Eerd, Kim Cullen, Emma Irvin, Desre Kramer

Completed 2005

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

Workplace-based return-to-work interventions: a systematic review of the quantitative and qualitative literature

Research team: Renee-Louise Franche (PI), Ellen MacEachen (PI), Kim Cullen, Judy Clarke, John Frank, Sandra Sinclair, Rhoda Reardon

Completed 2004

CRWDP

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IWH Organizational Performance Metric

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