Partnership news

Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

October 2014: Partnership researchers gave five presentations and a poster on a variety of topics at CARWH in Saskatoon. Partnership students also gave a series of presentations.

Seminar in Toronto: Evaluating OHS prevention programs

September 2014: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod will speak at the University of Toronto on Oct. 2. His talk is entitled “Evaluating OHS prevention programs: An example of a voluntary audit-based prevention program in British Columbia”.

Seminar in Groningen, NL on using research to inform policy and practice

September 2014: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod will speak at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands on Sept. 24. His talk is entitled “Using research to inform policy and practice: an example of an university-disability insurer partnership from British Columbia, Canada”.

CIHR operating grant success

July 2014: We are excited that Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod’s CIHR Operating Grant on comparative effectiveness of disability management and return to work policies and practices across jurisdictions in Canada, New Zealand and Australia has been funded.

2014 Walk for Truth – Asbestos Kills

July 2014: The AREA Fund’s 2014 Walk for Truth was a sunny success this year. Photos of the day.

EPICOH 2014: Challenges for Occupational Epidemiology in the 21st Century

June 2014: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod and PhD student Kim McLeod will present at the 24th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference, June 24-27 in Chicago. Their presentations will be posted here shortly.

No Safe Use – The Globe & Mail on asbestos in Canada

June 2014: Excellent 7-part interactive series covering historic and current exposure risk, mesothelioma, mining, and provincial, national, and international policy.

Long-term care occupational health and safety practices survey

June 2014: The Partnership is recruiting long-term care homes to participate in a survey about health and safety practices.

Occupational disease and injury series on CTV News

June 2014: Watch Partnership Co-lead Chris McLeod discuss occupational disease from asbestos and injury risk in young workers in BC as part of a CTV News series.

2014 Walk for Truth – Asbestos Kills

May 2014: The Asbestos-related Research, Education and Advocacy Fund (AREA Fund) is hosting the Walk for Truth on July 12 in Powell River, BC, to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease. Registration is now open.

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