Early & safe return to work in construction

Key informant interviews, policy/practice review, and data analysis will identify sector-specific barriers/facilitators to successful RTW.

Work injury & disability duration across countries

Collaboration with researchers in Australia & New Zealand will enhance our understanding of workers’ compensation systems.

The difference gender makes

Men and women may experience different workers’ compensation and return to work outcomes based on gender and/or sex.
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Immigration and work disability in the Canadian context

May 2017: PWHS Co-Director Mieke Koehoorn has been awarded a Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, along with co-investigators Ute Bultmann, Chris McLeod, and Stephanie Premji.

Cost-effectiveness of modified-return-to-work after a musculoskeletal injury

May 2017: PWHS postdoctoral fellow Esther Maas has been awarded a CIHR fellowship for her research on the cost-effectiveness of modified return-to-work policies for workers with musculoskeletal injuries.

Recruiting stakeholders for key informant interviews

May 2017: We are recruiting construction-sector stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners, health and safety associations, employers, unions, and workers, to participate in key informant interviews on organizational return-to-work and disability management policies and practices.

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