July 2012: The Partnership has been successful in CIHR’s latest operating grant competition. Three years of funding has been secured to investigate differences in workers’ compensation experiences by sex and gender.
June 2012: Partnership research published in PLoS ONE finds that older women are more prone to serious injury in the workplace. View the article, the media release, a blog post in the BC Medical Journal, an article in Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, or learn more about our work on serious injuries.
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June 2012: Partnership co-lead Mieke Koehoorn gave a keynote presentation about using existing data for work and health research and a presentation about gender differences in disability duration at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health conference. Partnership researchers also presented preliminary results on wood dust exposure and mesothelioma compensation.
May 2012: The Asbestos-related Research, Education and Advocacy Fund (AREA Fund) is hosting the Walk for Truth on June 10 in Powell River, BC, to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease.
May 2012: A feature article in the May/June edition reports on Partnership work on serious injuries that found that older women working in health care are among those most vulnerable. More on serious injuries.
April 2012: We are now recruiting participants for a study about mesothelioma compensation.
March 2012: New data from WorkSafeBC are now available for researchers.
December 2011: Featuring our research on cancer surveillance and compensation, work-related injuries, and the use of linked occupational health data.
Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery?
A new article in Healthcare Policy reports that workers who received expedited surgery in public hospitals had the shortest disability duration.
HiddenKiller.ca reflects the efforts of WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the potential deadly effects of asbestos exposure in BC workplaces.
March 2011: WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the renewal of Partnership funding for five years.
Mar 10, 2011, marked the annual Research Day for the WorkSafeBC-CHSPR Partnership. Research Day was an excellent opportunity for the UBC-based researchers to share research successes and interact with WorkSafeBC staff. More details and the plenary presentation are here.
November 2010: Featuring our research on work-related lung disease and cancer, work-related injuries, and the access, development, and linkage of administrative data.
In May 2010, the Partnership held a workshop in Vancouver to exchange knowledge and develop priorities around asbestos-related disease in BC.