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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News

New paper reviewing the work and health impacts of working in an epidemic/pandemic environment

June 2021: PWHS researchers conducted an umbrella review of reviews examining the work and health impacts of working in an epidemic/pandemic environment. The review addresses the impacts of working during an epidemic or global pandemic on work and health outcomes; the socioeconomic, demographic and work factors that are associated with these outcomes; and potential risk mitigation or intervention strategies that address these factors or outcomes.

Institute for Work & Health study of claim suppression in BC

June 2021: About half of BC workers who have a work injury or illness that results in time away from work do not report the injury or illness to WorkSafeBC, and an estimated four to 13 per cent of workers with work-related injuries experience claim suppression—i.e. pressure or inducement from an employer not to make a claim.

Upcoming webinar: Bancroft session on life and work after work injury

May 2021: On June 8 at 10am PDT Mieke Koehoorn will speak at a Bancroft Institute session on life and work after work injury, on research opportunities to investigate employment and salary outcomes among injured workers with permanent impairments.

New research brief: Mesothelioma in BC

May 2021: We examined the changing patterns of incidence of mesothelioma over time, in BC and Ontario (in partnership with colleagues from the Occupational Cancer Research Centre in Ontario), and the demographic, geographic, and clinical determinants of survival. Research briefs describe the results from both provinces.

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Latest Publications

An umbrella review of the work and health impacts of working in an epidemic/pandemic environment

Journal article
Fan J, Senthanar S, Macpherson R, Sharpe K, Peters CE, Koehoorn M, McLeod CB.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(13):6828.

Mesothelioma Surveillance and Prognosis in BC

Research brief
Based on: Demers P, McLeod C. Mesothelioma Epidemiology and Prognosis. Final Report to WorkSafeBC. Vancouver, BC: Partnership for Work, Health and Safety; July 2021.
Read the results of the Ontario portion of this study: Mesothelioma: Epidemiology and prognosis

An audit-based occupational health and safety recognition program: Is COR associated with lower firm-level injury rates in Saskatchewan?

Research brief. Full reports available by request. Based on research presented in:
Macpherson R, Fan J, Peck H, McLeod C. Is COR associated with lower firm-level injury rates in Saskatchewan? Final Report to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. Vancouver, BC: Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, University of British Columbia; 2021.

Depressive symptom trajectories and early adult education and employment: Comparing longitudinal cohorts in Canada and the United States

Journal article
Minh A, Bültmann U, Reijneveld SA, van Zon SKR, McLeod CB.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(8),4279.

Determining hazard management changes in workplaces following workplace safety inspections by WorkSafeBC in British Columbia, Canada

Journal article
Macpherson RA, Yousefi M, McLeod CB.
Safety Science. 2021;140. Available online 19 April 2021.

Impact of anxiety and depression disorders on sustained return to work after work-related musculoskeletal strain or sprain: a gender stratified cohort study

Journal article
Jones AM, Koehoorn M, Bültmann U, McLeod CB.
Scand J Work Environ Health. 2021 Mar 21:3951. Online ahead of print.

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