2017 Research Projects and Reports
In 2017, WorkplaceNL funded the following research project:
- Eastern Health – Reducing Injury through Safe-Handling and Improving Early and Safe Return to Work. Research funding supported a multi-faceted evaluation of the main causes of lost-time injury by assessing the Early and Safe Return to Work Program (ESRTW), the Safe-Resident Handling Program, and the Safe-Materials Handling Program, termed the Safer Together Initiative. This initiative assessed a number of indicators including employee injuries, duration of lost-time, safety climate, and staff awareness and satisfaction. An Executive Summary report was prepared by Eastern Health to summarize the findings.
- In addition, a Recommendations Report: Violence, Aggression and Responsive Behaviors (VARB) in Long Term Care was also prepared as part of this research project.