Partnership news

OEH Seminar Series: Leading Indicators

March 2017: PWHS Research Manager Billy Quirke will give a presentation about applying the IWH organizational performance metric in the BC long-term care and manufacturing sectors at SPPH OEH Rounds on Friday, March 31, at noon.

WSIB grant success: Early and sustainable return-to-work in the construction sector

March 2017: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario has awarded a grant to our co-director Chris McLeod to improve return-to-work outcomes in the construction sector, by exploring international best practices, identifying indicators of good performance in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba, and assessing WSIB Work Integration policies and practices.

Stakeholder meetings in Alberta

March 2017: Chris McLeod and Suhail Marino travelled to Alberta this month to meet with stakeholders at Alberta Labour and the Alberta Workers Compensation Board. They presented on the COR evaluation and our provincial comparative work on return to work after injury.

Coming to Canada: Novel study sheds light on immigration status and workplace health

February 2017: Niloufar Saffari’s MSc thesis work on return to work after injury for immigrant workers is featured in WorkSafeBC’s e-Newsletter Insight. Read the story here.

Working with stakeholders to use evidence to inform policy

January 2017: Our Co-Director Chris McLeod is in Ottawa and Montreal this month presenting our work to stakeholders at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on Jan. 26 and Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail on Jan. 27. More

Congrats to UBC November graduates

November 25, 2016: PWHS student Niloufar Saffari graduated from UBC today after successfully defending her MSc thesis in August.

WorkSafeBC launches asbestos campaign

November 2016: WorkSafeBC has launched an asbestos awareness campaign for homeowners. Find out how to know if you have asbestos in your home, and how to safely deal with it during renovations.

IWH Plenary: Return to work not a single event

November 2016: Chris McLeod will give a plenary talk at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto on Nov. 15.

Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

October 2016: Partnership Co-director Mieke Koehoorn, Research Manager Billy Quirke, postdoctoral fellows Robert Macpherson and Wei Zhang, and PhD student Amy Hall are attending CARWH 2016, Oct. 16-18, in Toronto, Ontario, to present on interprovincial, gender, and immigration-related differences in disability duration after work injury, gender differences in return to work trajectories, effects of chronic disease on work productivity loss, and opportunities for intervention in shiftwork practices.

New funds to extend COR evaluation

October 2016: WorkSafeBC has provided funds to assess and develop the BC Construction Safety Alliance’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit database, in preparation for a future investigation of the effect of the COR program on firm injury claim rates. The Alberta Ministry of Labour has awarded funds to evaluate the effect of COR on firm-level injury rates in Alberta through the OHS Futures Research Funding Program. More about our COR evaluation

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