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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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
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At Work article

People’s reasons for disclosing episodic disabilities linked to support they receive

Should people with an episodic disability disclose their condition at work? It's a complex decision. This new study looks at people's reasons for disclosing (or not) and explores whether they are linked to outcomes.
Published: February 2, 2021
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
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Two women sharing a confidence at work
At Work article

People’s reasons for disclosing episodic disabilities linked to support they receive

Should people with an episodic disability disclose their condition at work? It's a complex decision. This new study looks at people's reasons for disclosing (or not) and explores whether they are linked to outcomes.
Published: February 2021
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Journal article

Disability and sex/gender intersections in unmet workplace support needs: findings from a large Canadian survey of workers

Published: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, February 2021
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Journal article

Getting the message right: evidence-based insights to improve organizational return-to-work communication practices

Published: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, February 2021