Were you a restaurant/bar worker during COVID?

The FABS study is interviewing employees who were bullied, harassed, and/or experienced violence. Share your story!

Does COR certification lead to lower injury rates?

Evaluations of Certificate of Recognition programs in BC, AB, SK and ON 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.

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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Registration, lodging and call for abstracts for Cascadia 2024: Occupational, Environmental & Population Health Conference

November 2024: The call for abstracts is open for podium presentations, ignite talks, and posters. Abstracts that relate to any occupational, environmental, or population health topics are welcome. Registration and hotel booking are now live.

Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) Conference

November 2023: Our team is really looking forward to the upcoming ACSA Conference Nov 22-23! Chris McLeod will be speaking on a panel on improving psychological health and safety at work, and our team will host a breakout session on OHS strategies and solutions for small and micro construction firms.

Were you a restaurant or bar worker during COVID-19?

October 2023: The FABS study is interviewing employees who were bullied, harassed, and/or experienced violence in the workplace. We offer $75 for participation and interviews can be conducted in Spanish, Filipino, Punjabi, Farsi, Vietnamese, Chinese, and English. Share your story!

Call for proposals: Workers’ Health and Return to Work in a Changing World of Work

September 2023: The Policy and Practice in Return to Work after Work Injury (PPRTW) Research Group is presenting a conference in person at the University of Ottawa June 9 to 11, 2024. The conference will also include a tribute to the late professor Katherine Lippel, an international leader in labour and health policy, and founder of the research group holding the conference. Researchers, students, injured or ill workers, community members, advocates and policy-makers are invited to submit presentation proposals.

Presentation at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

September 2023: PWHS PhD student Xiaocong (Maggie) Guo is presenting on the burden of occupational heat-related illness in BC and the impact of heatwaves on Sept 19 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

Save the date: Cascadia 2024

September 2023: The Cascadia Occupational, Environmental & Population Health 2024 Conference will be held on January 11 & 12, 2024, at Semiahmoo Resort in Washington State. Watch for abstract submission and registration details to come!

Latest Publications

What occupational health and safety management system components predict firm work injury rates in the BC construction industry?

Research brief. Full report available by request. Based on research presented in:
McLeod CB, Jones AM. British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance COR® Audit Tool: Predictive Validity Update. Final Report to WorkSafeBC and British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance. Vancouver, BC: Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, University of British Columbia; 2023.

Do regional labor market conditions matter for temporary work disability duration? A multilevel analysis of workers’ compensation claims in five Canadian provinces

Journal article
Macpherson RA, Amick III BC, Collie A, Koehoorn M, Smith PM, McLeod CB.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2023 May 28. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.23489. Online ahead of print.

Continuation of telework in the post-pandemic era: Healthcare employees’ preference and determinants

Journal article
Jones AM, Fan J, Thomas-Olson L, Zhang W, McLeod CB.
Healthcare Management Forum. 2023 May 8. https://doi.org/10.1177/084047042311707. Online ahead of print.

Do patterns of past asbestos use and production reflect current geographic variations of cancer risk? Mesothelioma in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada

Journal article
Slavik C, Demers PA, Tamburic L, McLeod CB.
Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Feb 2. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01672-4. Online ahead of print.

The role of low educational attainment on the pathway from adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems to early adult labour market disconnection in the Dutch TRAILS cohort

Journal article
Minh A, McLeod CB, Reijneveld SA, Veldman K, van Zon SKR, Bültmann U.
SSM Popul Health. 2022 Dec 5;21:101300. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101300. eCollection 2023 Mar.

Heat-related illness among workers in British Columbia, 2001-2020

Journal article
Weinberger KR, Tamburic L, Peters CE, McLeod CB.
J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Feb 1;65(2):e88-e92. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002761. Epub 2022 Nov 28.

An evaluation of violence prevention education in healthcare

Journal article
Provost S, MacPhee M, Daniels M, Naimi M, McLeod CB.
Safety Science. 2023 Mar;159(106011).

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