Job accommodation

Job accommodations, through modifications or adjustments to job processes, work environments and/or work schedules, are a key component of stay-at-work and return-to-work programs that are designed to ensure workers with work- or non-work-related injuries or illnesses (physical or mental) are able to sustain their employment. IWH conducts a wide range of research in this area, exploring barriers and facilitators to successful job accommodation, as well as disclosure of disability and other complex issues surrounding the accommodation of injured or ill workers. 

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How government funding can best support the employment of persons with disabilities

What kind of government funding best encourages employers to hire and retain persons with disabilities? A research team at the Institute for Work & Health recently explored this question.
Published: May 4, 2022
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IWH hosts new program to mentor Ontario’s frontline doctors in occupational medicine

A two-year project is being launched at the Institute for Work & Health to mentor frontline health-care providers in occupational and environmental medicine, a first such project using the well-known ECHO model.
Published: July 7, 2021
Row of diverse persons with disabilities
At Work article

How government funding can best support the employment of persons with disabilities

What kind of government funding best encourages employers to hire and retain persons with disabilities? A research team at the Institute for Work & Health recently explored this question.
Published: May 2022
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Return-to-work after work-related injury in the construction sector: a scoping review

Published: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, February 2022
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Language accommodations in workers' compensation: comparing Ontario and Quebec

Published: New Solutions, January 2022
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An out-of-frame doctor talks to someone on a laptop screen
At Work article

IWH hosts new program to mentor Ontario’s frontline doctors in occupational medicine

A two-year project is being launched at the Institute for Work & Health to mentor frontline health-care providers in occupational and environmental medicine, a first such project using the well-known ECHO model.
Published: July 2021
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Support for depression in the workplace: perspectives of employees, managers, and OHS personnel

Published: Occupational Health Science, June 2021
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The role of nonstandard and precarious jobs in the well-being of disabled workers during workforce reintegration

Published: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2021