Partnership news

Abstracts for Semiahmoo 2016 – Occupational, Environmental, and Public Health Conference

October 2015: Abstracts for posters, papers or discussions of research in progress are due by Nov. 16, 2015.

International return to work comparisons

October 2015: Co-lead Chris McLeod and colleagues from the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research in Australia have published an introductory report on international comparisons of compensation policy & return to work outcomes. More on this work

WorkSafeBC Research Day presentation

September 2015: On Sept 18, Chris McLeod and George Astrakianakis will present our work on violence prevention in health care settings. We are building on existing research into effective violence prevention and occupational health and safety management to develop leading and lagging indicators to best measure the effect of violence prevention initiatives in BC.

Upcoming presentation to the BC Road Builders Association

September 2015: In the early 2000s the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association brought the COR program to BC. On Sept 14, Chris McLeod will present our evaluation of the program at their Fall Conference in Kelowna, BC. More about the COR program.

Presentations from BC Care Providers Conference

August 2015: Co-lead Chris McLeod’s presentation, Safety in Our DNA: How Organizational Culture is harnessed to Create Safer Work Environments, is now available, along with a full recap of the BC Care Providers conference (May 2015). Watch Chris in the video summary at minutes 2:56 and 3:21.

Does safety certification prevent tree-faller injuries?

August 2015: Our new article in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health evaluates whether safety certification reduces the risk of work injury among experienced manual tree-fallers in BC. More

History of Asbestos in BC

June 2015: The BC Labour Heritage Centre has created a video about the use and consequences of of asbestos in BC.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Award

May 2015: Congratulations to Partnership PhD trainee Andrea Jones on her Doctoral Research Training Award from WorkSafeBC. Her project explores the effect of mental health on return to work after injury.

Organizational culture and safer work environments in long-term care homes

May 2015: Co-lead Chris McLeod spoke at the BC Care Providers conference in Whistler, BC on May 25.

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