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Partnership news

Does COR certification lead to lower firm work-injury rates in BC?

March 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, and the full report is available by request.

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.

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow: Work, health and RTW among immigrant workers in Canada

January 2019: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead a program of research informing the provision of healthcare/rehabilitation and compensations services for injured workers, with a focus on optimal work health and return-to-work outcomes among immigrant workers in Canada.

Presentations at Cascadia 2019

January 2019: PWHS researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are giving a series of presentations at the Cascadia Occupational, Environmental, and Population Health Conference, January 10-11, in Semiahmoo, WA.

Realist Evaluation of Violence Prevention Education

January 2019: PhD candidate Sharon Provost is collaborating with BC health authorities on an innovative way to evaluate the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum. Using a realist approach, we will identify why, how, when, for whom, and in what circumstances the violence prevention education in health care is effective in decreasing violence and violence-related injuries.

Differences in work disability duration across gender and province

November 2018: A new paper, by PWHS postdoctoral fellow Robert Macpherson and Co-director Chris McLeod and coauthors, found that men transitioned off disability benefits faster than women for shorter claim durations, then women transitioned off benefits faster than men for longer claims. The findings were consistent across three Canadian provinces.

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.

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