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The role of health-care providers in the workers’ compensation system and the return-to-work process

International research by the Institute for Work & Health has generated strong evidence that health-care providers have a key role in the return-to-work (RTW) process. However, pressure on consultation time, administrative challenges and limited knowledge about a patient’s workpla
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IWH Measurement Tool Assesses OHS Vulnerability

The OHS Vulnerability Measure, developed at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), measures the extent to which a worker may be vulnerable to occupational health and safety (OHS) risks at work.
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IRSST and RIPOST put forward a practical approach aimed at sustainably preventing interpersonal violence in the workplace

Interpersonal violence in the workplace has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon, to the extent that in 2002 Québec adopted a legislative framework granting all employees a right to work in an environment free from psychological harassment.
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IWH: Health and safety inspections with penalties effectively reduce work injuries

Government health and safety inspections that result in citations or penalties effectively motivate employers to make improvements that reduce work-related injuries.
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NIOSH: Climate Change and Health Effects on Workers

The potential health effects of climate change on workers is now available in a new report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. According to the report, climate change may increase the severity and prevalence of known occupational hazards, as well as the development of new haza
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CCOHS: Aging Workforce

The Canadian workforce is aging. In five years, nearly one in four workers could be aged 55 years or over. What does this demographic trend mean for workplace safety? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has prepared an infographic to give an overview of the
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IRSST: International Women’s Day – Women at Work and OHS

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has put together some resources related to women at work and OHS. For more information, including an infographic showing some of the gender differences rela
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IWH: Breakthrough change – External influences motivate improved OHS

A new study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) suggests that, when workplaces make large improvements in OHS that the change was typically initiated by one or more external influences, such as a government OHS inspection, market pressure from industry clients or a serious in
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CSA Mental Health Standard – Best Practices

“In any given week, 500,000 Canadians will not make it to work because of a mental health problem or illness. Forty-one companies across Canada are tackling this head on. To promote positive mental health among all employees, these companies are implementing CSA Z1003, Psychological H
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IWH: Shift workers more likely to have longer recovery times

A new study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) suggests that, not only are shift workers at greater risk of work injury, they are more likely to have a harder time recovering should an injury occur. For more information on this study and its findings, see the IWH’s website a
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