Providing evidence that supports the reduction of serious work injuries and illnesses and that reduces disability duration is a cross-cutting focus of Partnership research. Our current areas of focus include:
- Evaluation of occupational health and safety programs and regulations, such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario’s return to work policies and practices in the construction sector, WorkSafeBC’s Certificate of Recognition audit program and a realist evaluation of the BC violence prevention curriculum in the health care sector.
- Development of a national and international comparative research agenda.
- Identification of gender and sex differences in the risk of work injury, compensation policy, and return to work.
An audit-based occupational health and safety recognition program: Is COR associated with lower firm-level injury rates in Ontario?
Research brief. Full report available by request. Based on research presented in:
Macpherson R, McLeod C. An impact evaluation of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Certificate of Recognition (COR™) program. Final Report to the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. Vancouver, BC: Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, University of British Columbia; 2022.
Pre-existing anxiety and depression disorders and return to work after musculoskeletal strain or sprain: a phased-based approach
Jones AM, Koehoorn M, Bültmann U, McLeod CB.
J Occup Rehabil. 2022 Jun 6. doi: 10.1007/s10926-022-10047-6. Online ahead of print.
Sharpe K, Afshar T, St-Hilaire F C, McLeod C.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Feb 18. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10028-9
A framework for understanding how variation in health care service delivery affects work disability management
Sharpe K, McGrail K, Mustard C, McLeod C.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Feb 10. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-021-10016-5.
Differences in workers’ compensation claim rates for within-province and out-of-province workers in British Columbia, Canada, 2010–2017
Macpherson R, Neis B, McLeod CB.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2022 Jan 28. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23327
Macpherson R, Lane TJ, Collie A, McLeod CB.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Jan 4. Epub ahead of print.