Partnership news

New paper comparing work-related disability burden in Canada and Australia

June 2018: PWHS post-doctoral fellow Robert Macpherson and co-director Chris McLeod, with Australian colleagues Tyler Lane and Alex Collie, are authors of a new paper in BMC Public Health identifying age and sex trends in the disability burden of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Canada and Australia.

Seminar: The effects of gradual return to work on sustained return to work

May 2018: PWHS postdoctoral fellow Esther Maas will speak at the IWH Speaker Series in Toronto on June 5. Livestreaming is available.

Job Posting: Technical Writer & Project Coordinator

May 2018: PWHS is seeking a technical writer and project coordinator to join our research team in learning from occupational health big data to create safer and more secure workplaces.

New papers on occupational lung cancer

May 2018: PWHS Co-director Chris McLeod is a co-author on two new papers in Occupational & Environmental Medicine examining lung cancer risks across different occupations and industries in Ontario and the burden of lung cancer attributable to diesel engine exhaust exposure across Canada.

Using ‘big data’ for research on work, immigration and health in Canada

May 2018: Mieke Koehoorn will present at WORK, MIGRATION AND HEALTH 2018: A Forum on Precarity, Vulnerability, Health and Safety among Newcomers and Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada in Toronto on May 8.

Job Posting: Statistical Analyst

May 2018: PWHS is seeking a qualified and engaged statistical analyst to join our research team in analyzing and learning from occupational health big data to create safer and more secure workplaces.

Risk of violence among healthcare staff and return-to-work outcomes

April 2018: PWHS MScOEH student Kelvin Choi successfully defended his Master’s thesis on April 18. Congratulations Kelvin!

Multiple jobholders with a work-related musculoskeletal disorder less likely to return to work than single jobholders

April 2018: Our new study in PLOS ONE examined the association between multiple versus single jobholding and time to RTW for workers with a work-related musculoskeletal disorder.

Call for abstracts open for 2018 CARWH Conference

March 2018: The Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference will take place Oct. 21-23, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver. The conference organizers welcome abstracts from researchers, students, and practitioners conducting work and health research.

Seminar: Psychological health at work: Beyond concepts, the day-to-day practices

March 2018: PWHS visiting scholar France St-Hilaire will share her insights and results from her work on workplace psychological health at the weekly SPPH Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) seminar on Friday, March 16 at 12:30 in SPPH B151.

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