Does COR certification lead to lower injury rates?

Evaluations of the Certificate of Recognition programs in BC, Alberta, and Sask. found that certification is associated with lower injury rates.

Is incidence of mesothelioma increasing in BC?

Considerable geographic variation in incidence rates is related to historic use of asbestos in some industries.

Ability to work from home and paid sick leave

We estimated the number of workers who cannot work from home and without employer paid sick leave benefits across provinces.

Violence prevention education in BC healthcare

Findings and recommendations from an evaluation of the violence prevention education are now available in video and written formats.
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Call for abstracts for IDIVOSH Global Forum

November 2022: The inaugural edition of the IDIVOSH global forum, June 12-14 2023 in Montreal, will focus on the theme Immigration, Diversity of the Workforce, Precariousness and Vulnerabilities in Occupational Health and Safety. Abstracts are due January 9, 2023.

New paper: An evaluation of violence prevention education in healthcare

November 2022: This paper used a realist evaluation approach to identify when, how and why healthcare workers learn and apply violence prevention education and provides practical evidence for healthcare stakeholders to inform education, policy and practice decisions to increase the education effectiveness. Read more in Safety Science.

New paper: Differences in Modified-Return-to-Work by Immigration Characteristics Among a Cohort of Workers in British Columbia, Canada

November 2022: This paper investigates differences in modified-return-to work (MRTW) after a work-related injury by immigration characteristics – defined as a Canadian-born worker versus a worker who immigrated via the economic, family member or refugee/other humanitarian classification. Immigrant workers who arrived to Canada as a family member or as a refugee/other immigrant had a reduced odds of MRTW within the first 30 days of work disability for a back strain, concussion and limb fracture, compared to Canadian-born workers. Read more in Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Call for abstracts for the Cascadia Symposium on Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health

October 2022: Abstracts are now being accepted for podium presentations, ignite talks, and posters on occupational, environmental, or population health topics for the Cascadia Symposium on Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health, January 5-6, 2023, at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. The conference will feature four cross-institution, cross-disciplinary themes (precarious work & work organization, climate change, wildfires, and the built environment) as well as presentations from across the fields of environmental, occupational, and population health.

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Latest Publications

Differences in Modified-Return-to-Work by Immigration Characteristics Among a Cohort of Workers in British Columbia, Canada

Journal article
Senthanar S, Koehoorn M, Tamburic L, Premji S, Bültmann U, McLeod CB.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 October 29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10077-0.

A media surveillance analysis of COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Canada and the United States

Journal article
Fenton S, Quinn EK, Rydz E, Heer E, Davies HW, Macpherson RA, McLeod CB, Koehoorn M.
FACETS. 2022 August 25. https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2021-0156.

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.

Heat-related illness among workers in British Columbia

Research brief
Vancouver, BC: Partnership for Work, Health and Safety; 2022.

Pre-existing anxiety and depression disorders and return to work after musculoskeletal strain or sprain: a phased-based approach

Journal article
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.

Differences between men and women in their risk of work injury and disability: A systematic review

Journal article
Biswas A, Harbin S, Irvin E, Johnston H, Begum M, Tiong M, Apedaile D, Koehoorn M, Smith P.
Am J Ind Med. 2022 Jul;65(7):576-588. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23364. Epub 2022 May 16.

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