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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Journal of Commerce: Study finds COR leads to safer workplaces, lower injury rates in Ontario

May 2022: Co-director Chris McLeod presented findings showing COR leads to safer workplaces at the Ontario General Contractors Association’s annual Leadership Day, held May 6 in Vaughan, ON. Read more in the Journal of Commerce.

Report on Workplace Fatality and Injury Rates in Canada

April 2022: Canadian workers compensation boards reported that 924 workers died due to work-related causes in 2020. Authored by Sean Tucker and Anya Keefe, this report provides a jurisdictional comparison of work-related injury and fatality rates in Canada between 2016 and 2020 using data from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC).

Day of Mourning to remember workers lost to workplace injury and disease

April 2022: April 28 is National Day of Mourning in remembrance of workers who lost their live to workplace injury and disease this year. A ceremony will be held on April 2 at 10:30 am at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. Watch our co-director Chris McLeod’s message.

The effect of COVID-19 policies on violence, bullying and harassment in the BC service sector

April 2022: A multidisciplinary team of researchers from PWHS and the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) received funding from CIHR for a mixed-methods study that will critically assess the effect of COVID-19 policies on violence, bullying and harassment in the food and beverage service sector in BC.

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Latest Publications

Return‑to‑Work After Work‑Related Injury in the Construction Sector: A Scoping Review

Journal article
Sharpe K, Afshar T, St-Hilaire F C, McLeod C.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Feb 18. Epub ahead of print.

A framework for understanding how variation in health care service delivery affects work disability management

Journal article
Sharpe K, McGrail K, Mustard C, McLeod C.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Feb 10. Epub ahead of print.

Differences in workers’ compensation claim rates for within-province and out-of-province workers in British Columbia, Canada, 2010–2017

Journal article
Macpherson R, Neis B, McLeod CB.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2022 Jan 28. Epub ahead of print.

Exploring differences in work disability duration by size of firm in Canada and Australia

Journal article
Macpherson R, Lane TJ, Collie A, McLeod CB.
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2022 Jan 4. Epub ahead of print.

Evaluating effectiveness of an integrated return-to-work and vocational rehabilitation program on work disability duration in the construction sector

Journal article
Macpherson RA, He A, Amick III BC, Koehoorn M, McLeod CB.
Scand J Work Environ Health. 2021 Dec 13. doi:10.5271/sjweh.4006. Published online.

Immigrant status, gender and work disability duration: findings from a linked, retrospective cohort of workers’ compensation and immigration data from British Columbia, Canada

Journal article
Saffari N, Senthanar S, Koehoorn M, McGrail K, McLeod C.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021;11(12).

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