The relationship between work and health is complex and there are many factors, including many outside of the workplace, that may affect worker health. This area of research is focused on population and workplace determinants that affect work injury and disease. These include societal factors such as changes in the economy or demographics of the workforce and workplace factors such as the changing nature of work and emerging workplace exposures.
Partnership work has focused on the effects of shift work and sleep disorders on work injury, and the relationship between gender, sex, and work injury and illness. Our current focus is on work disability outcomes for immigrant workers compared to Canadian-born workers, and on the emerging issue of heat-related illness among workers.