Occupational health & safety practices survey

This survey will establish a set of health and safety indicators that firms can use to assess and improve their performance.

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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WDPI 2016 conference

September 2016: Co-director Chris McLeod is presenting work on return-to-work trajectories at the Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference in Amsterdam, on Sept. 26. Comparative policy research we are involved in is also being presented by our colleague Alex Collie of Monash University in Melbourne. More about our work in this area

WAHE 2016 conference

September 2016: Co-director Chris McLeod and our former visiting professor Ute Bultmann are giving a session on methods for analyzing working life trajectories at the Work, Age, Health and Employment Conference at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, on Sept. 20. Read the related article.

Mustard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Work & Health

September 2016: The Institute for Work & Health is accepting applications until Nov. 18, 2016. The Fellowship supports the development of outstanding new researchers in the field of work and health.

EPICOH 2016 Conference

September 2016: Partnership Co-director Chris McLeod and Research Manager Suhail Marino are at EPICOH 2016, the 25th Annual Epidemiology in Occupational Health Conference, September 4-7, to present on comparative analyses of work disability duration, leading indicators of health and safety performance, data access and linkage, and differences in disability duration between immigrant and Canadian-born workers.

Chronic conditions, absenteeism, and associated costs in Canada

September 2016: Partnership postdoctoral fellow Wei Zhang measured the relationship between chronic diseases and work absenteeism and calculated associated costs, finding that mood disorders and back problems are associated with substantial work productivity loss. Read more in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health or in a summary from SPPH.


Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture
A celebration of Wolfgang Zimmermann and the work of NIDMAR
Toronto, ON
October 14, 2016

CARWH 2016: Advancing Research to Improve Work and Health
Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference
Toronto, ON
October 16-18, 2016

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