Partnership news

Job Posting: Statistical Analyst

October 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.

Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

October 2018: Partnership Co-director Mieke Koehoorn, postdoctoral fellows Robert Macpherson and Esther Maas, PhD students Kimberly Sharpe and Andrea Jones, and MSc student Johannes Rebane are attending CARWH 2018, the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health biennial conference, October 21-23, in Vancouver. Most of their presentations address return to work after work injury, with attention to a variety of factors, including gradual return to work, barriers in the construction sector, the impact of mental health disorders, and geography.

Cascadia Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Symposium: Evidence to Action

October 2018: The call for presentations and posters for Cascadia 2019 (Jan 10-11, 2019) is open. Submit your abstract by Nov. 16.

Lecture: Preventing occupational disease: Moving the agenda forward

September 2018: Save the date for Nov. 28, when Dr. Paul Demers will deliver IWH’s annual Nachemson lecture. He will discuss the role of research and policy in preventing occupational disease in Canada.

Seminar: Return to work: geographical variations

September 2018: PWHS postdoctoral fellow Robert Macpherson will share his work on geographic variation in return to work outcomes at the weekly SPPH Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) seminar on Friday, Oct. 5 at 12:30 in SPPH B151.

Construction industry strives to bring injured workers back to the job site

September 2018: Chris McLeod is interviewed in the Journal of Commerce on our study around improving approaches to early and sustainable return-to-work in the construction sector.

International Population Data Linkage Network 2018 Conference

August 2018: Postdoctoral fellow Esther Maas will present her work using linked data to build detailed return-to-work trajectories for work disability research at the IPDLN Conference in Banff Sept 12-14.

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.

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