Current research

Providing evidence that supports the reduction of serious work injuries and illnesses and that reduces disability duration is a cross-cutting focus of Partnership research. Our current areas of focus include:

More about our overall research program and goals.

Recent publications

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.

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.

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10028-9

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-021-10016-5.

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23327

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