Partnership news

Asbestos-related disease and workers’ compensation

October 2012: Partnership co-lead Mieke Koehoorn spoke at the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada Annual Scientific Conference on Oct. 1. View her presentation.

Research Training Award success

September 2012: Congratulations to Partnership Graduate Research Assistant Kim McLeod for her success in the WorkSafeBC 2012 Research Training Awards competition. Read more about Kim’s work in WorkSafeBC’s Policy and Regulation Division e-Newsletter.

New research coordinator

September 2012: We are pleased to welcome Billy Quirke as a new Partnership research coordinator. Billy will be evaluating the effectiveness of health and safety regulations.

Mesothelioma compensation study recruitment update

September 2012: We have completed recruitment of patients and family members for a study about mesothelioma compensation, but we are still seeking physician participants.

Serious workplace injuries

June 2012: Partnership research published in PLoS ONE finds that older women are more prone to serious injury in the workplace. View the article, the media release, a blog post in the BC Medical Journal, an article in Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, or learn more about our work on serious injuries.

Welcome to the new Partnership web site!

If you are interested in receiving occasional updates about our work, or if you have comments for us, please contact us.

Partnership work presented at CARWH in Vancouver

June 2012: Partnership co-lead Mieke Koehoorn gave a keynote presentation about using existing data for work and health research and a presentation about gender differences in disability duration at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health conference. Partnership researchers also presented preliminary results on wood dust exposure and mesothelioma compensation.

2012 Walk for Truth – Asbestos Kills

May 2012: The Asbestos-related Research, Education and Advocacy Fund (AREA Fund) is hosting the Walk for Truth on June 10 in Powell River, BC, to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease.

Partnership research featured in WorkSafe Magazine

May 2012: A feature article in the May/June edition reports on Partnership work on serious injuries that found that older women working in health care are among those most vulnerable. More on serious injuries.

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