Workers Health & Safety Centre

Toronto plenary to look at geographic differences in reported work injuries

Toronto plenary to look at geographic differences in reported work injuries
Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is hosting an open plenary exploring work injury variations across Canadian regions and provinces.    
 
What:    Geographic Variations in Work Injuries:

              a multivariate analysis of individual-level

              and area-level factors within Canada
When:   Wed. Nov. 13, 2013, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where:  481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto
Who:     Open invitation


Dr. Curtis Breslin and Sara Morassaei from the IWH will present the findings of their recently published study entitled Geographic Variations in Work Injuries: a multivariate analysis of individual-level data and area-level factors within Canada.
 
They will explain to what extent work injuries vary from one region to another and one province to another. The researchers will also offer insight into what factors are associated with these injury risk variations. For instance, they cite economic growth in certain provinces which would increase the proportion of new workers entering the workforce.
 
New workers are four to six times more likely to be injured during the first month on a job compared to those with more than one year experience. And researchers from the IWH have found that age has little if anything to do with this excess risk. The IWH and others explain this excess risk often stems from a lack of workplace and job experience, little if any health and safety training as well as exposure to unsafe and unhealthy working conditions.


The IWH invites all to attend. Due to limited seating, they ask that you please RSVP to Albana Çanga (acanga@iwh.on.ca) if you plan to attend.
 
Want additional information about this plenary or others offered by the IWH?
 
The Workers Health & Safety Centre offers a host of training programs to assist workplaces in meeting training requirements for new workers. A good place to start is the WHSC’s Health and Safety: A Worker’s Introduction program