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.
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.
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.
April 2012: We are now recruiting participants for a study about mesothelioma compensation.
March 2012: New data from WorkSafeBC are now available for researchers.
December 2011: Featuring our research on cancer surveillance and compensation, work-related injuries, and the use of linked occupational health data.
Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery?
A new article in Healthcare Policy reports that workers who received expedited surgery in public hospitals had the shortest disability duration.
HiddenKiller.ca reflects the efforts of WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the potential deadly effects of asbestos exposure in BC workplaces.
March 2011: WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the renewal of Partnership funding for five years.