Document directory

Sharing Best Evidence
What workplace-based return-to-work interventions are effective and under what conditions? This systematic review examines both qualitative and quantitative studies.
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Systematic Review
Franche RL, Cullen KL, Clarke J, MacEachen E, Frank JW, Sinclair S, Reardon R
Employers, insurers and workers have expressed a growing interest in workplace-based return-to-work (RTW) intervention studies. To provide a comprehensive summary of the most effective workplace-based RTW interventions and to direct future research priorities in this area, the Institute for Work & Health conducted a systematic review of the return-to-work literature published since 1990, and the findings are summarized in this overview.
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Tools and guides
This three-part video teaches primary care physicians the basic steps involved in an evidence-based examination of a patient presenting with low-back pain.
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Project report
Frank JW, Cullen KL, Breslin FC, Cole D, Cote P, Franche RL, Mustard C, Reardon R, Shannon HS, Sinclair S
After several decades of concentrated effort by researchers, policy-makers and employers, the decline in rates of workplace injuries is decelerating and long absences from work persist after injury. This paper is intended to initiate a dialogue about prevention among all those who are interested in making Ontario workplaces safer and healthier by building a framework for further discussion and activity.
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Annual Report
Pursuing Our Vision. The Institute for Work & Health's 2002 Annual Report
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Tools and guides
This step-by-step facilitator's guide is designed to help with the implementation of a successful participatory ergonomics program as part of an organization’s health and safety program.
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Annual Report
Building Healthier Workplaces. The Institute for Work & Health's 2001 Annual Report
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Annual Report
Research of the Working World. The Institute for Work & Health's 2000 Annual Report
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Tools and guides
This practical handbook focuses on common ergonomics problems in the cutting, assembly, pressing and finishing processes in the textile industry, outlining how job design, tools or techniques may contribute to injuries and providing solutions to prevent them.
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Tools and guides
This comprehensive guide lays out the methods behind rigorous effectiveness evaluations of workplace safety interventions—from determining the appropriate design and deciding who should be in your study sample, to measuring outcomes and going beyond quantitative methods. 
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Annual Report
The world of work has changed dramatically since 1913... The Institute for Work & Health's 1999 Annual Report
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Project report
Brooker AS, Cole D, Eakin J, Kerr M, Robson LS, Severin C, Shannon H
This special report, published in 2000, highlights the Institute’s Healthy Workplace Balanced Scorecard project. The scorecard was in the pilot stage of its development, and there was a high level of anticipation from workplaces. This report on the scorecard was in response to that growing interest, and highlighted that “what gets measured, gets done."
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Annual Report
The Modern World of Work: Finding New Solutions to New Workplace Problems. The Institute for Work & Health's 1998 Annual Report
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Tools and guides
This 30-item, self-report questionnaire, and the shorter 11-item QuickDASH, measure physical function and symptoms in people with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb, allowing clinicians and researchers to monitor changes in symptoms and function over time. 
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