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Partnership news

Public Health, Law and Climate Change: Legal Approaches to Protecting Children’s Health in a Warming World

September 2019: The UBC School of Population and Public Health is launching a monthly speaker series, Voices in Health, on Sept. 30 from 4-6pm. The talk will showcase the potential of using legal approaches that combine human rights law and environmental and public health research to spur action on climate change.

Seminar: Towards a vision on the future of occupational and environmental health in BC

September 2019: PWHS co-director Chris McLeod will outline his thoughts and ideas on current and future training and research needs at the weekly SPPH Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) seminar on Friday, Sept 6 at 1:00 in SPPH B151.

Roberta Ellis Award for Excellence in the Study and Practice of Occupational and Environmental Health

August 2019: On August 19 a plaque was unveiled at a ceremony at the UBC School of Population and Public Health, honouring Emily Guy, Kyle Meeking, and Nicole Boeder, the first three recipients of the annual award.

Out of the labour force and out of school: a population-representative study of youth labour force attachment and mental health

August 2019: A new paper from PWHS PhD student Anita Minh and coauthors explores mental health and labour force participation among youth.

College and University Safety Association conference

May 2019: PWHS Co-Director Chris McLeod is speaking at the College and University Safety Association 2019 conference, hosted by the BC Institute of Technology May 29-31. His talk is on the growth of OHS management systems certifications in Canada, and applicability to the education sector.

Symposium: Return to Work in a Changing World of Work

May 2019: PWHS Co-Director Chris McLeod will speak at a return to work symposium in Ottawa May 16-17. His talk will address new research looking at work injury outside workers’ home province, using data from six Canadian workers’ compensation jurisdictions.

Seminar: Avoiding the morass of cross jurisdictional comparisons

May 2019: PWHS Co-director Chris McLeod will speak at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine on May 7, on lessons from analysis of Canadian workers’ compensation data.

Presentations at EPICOH 2019

April 2019: PWHS researchers are giving presentations on geographical differences in return to work, precarious work, OHS certification, and work disability differences by gender and immigration status at EPICOH, the International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, April 29 to May 2, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Does COR certification lead to lower injury rates in BC?

April 2019: Our evaluation of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program in BC found that certification was associated with a reduction in injury rates in most industrial sectors, and this effect was greater in more recent years. A research brief is available for download; the full report is available by request.

Seminar: Using Evidence to Inform OHS Policy

March 2019: On April 4 at 12:30 pm, PWHS Co-director Chris McLeod will give a seminar at the University of Washington in Seattle, presenting results from our COR audit program evaluations in BC and Alberta. Details

The health effects of shift work on CBC radio

March 2019: PWHS Co-director Chris McLeod was a guest on CBC’s BC Today on March 28, speaking about shift work. Listen to the podcast (skip to minute 29 to hear Chris).

Seminar: Workplace safety inspections in BC

March 2019: PWHS PhD student Kim McLeod will share her work on workplace safety inspections in BC at the weekly SPPH Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) seminar on Friday, March 29 at 12:30 in SPPH B151.

Seminar: A realist review of violence prevention education in healthcare

March 2019: PWHS PhD student Sharon Provost will share her work on violence prevention education in healthcare at the weekly SPPH Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) seminar on Friday, March 8 at 12:30 in SPPH B151.

Classroom learning in context – How does violence prevention education work on the ground?

February 2019: PWHS PhD candidate Sharon Provost is collaborating with BC health authorities on an innovative way to evaluate the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum. The Vancouver Coastal Research Institute featured the work in their Research Insider newsletter.

Bird’s eye view: The consequences of falls from heights demand a culture shift

February 2019: PWHS co-director Chris McLeod talks about our work exploring facilitators and barriers to return to work after injury in the construction sector in On Site magazine.

Seeking a research assistant: Realist evaluation of violence prevention education in BC health care

February 2019: The Partnership for Work, Health and Safety is seeking a part-time research assistant to work on a realist evaluation of the violence prevention curriculum used in the BC healthcare sector.

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