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.
Research brief using media surveillance to identify occupation and industry groups at risk of workplace outbreaks of COVID-19. September 2020.
Age Differences in Work-Disability Duration Across Canada: Examining Variations by Follow-Up Time and Context
Fan JK, Macpherson RA, Smith PM, Harris MA, Gignac MAM, McLeod CB.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2020 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print].
Research brief investigating gender/sex-based differences in activity-related soft tissue disorders among workers in BC. July 2020.
Research brief investigating of gender/sex-based differences in work-related hearing loss among workers in BC. July 2020.
Research brief investigating of gender/sex-based differences in work-related concussions among workers in BC. July 2020.
Research brief. Full report available by request. Based on research presented in:
McLeod CB, McLeod KV, Tamburic L, Maas ET. Is the Return to Work Certificate of Recognition Program associated with improved outcomes? Final Report to WorkSafeBC; 2020.