2019 Research Projects and Reports
In 2019, WorkplaceNL funded the following research projects:
- Institute for Work and Health – Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) prevention: a practical implementation guide for Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Research funding also supported the development of an easy-to-use resource to help workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador prevent MSIs and resulting disabilities. The full scientific study is also included.
- University of Manitoba – Understanding Work-Related Injuries, Risk Factors, and Short-term Outcomes among Middle-Aged and Older Workers Using National Data for Provincial Comparisons. Research funding provided useful information at both the provincial and national level, on the nature of work-related injuries among middle-aged and older workers, to support healthy and active aging and workplace injury prevention. The research reports include:
- Executive Summary: Work-Related Injuries in Middle-Aged and Older Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Final Report: Work-Related Injuries in Middle-Aged and Older Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Infographic 1: Work-related Injury rates among workers aged 45+ years (Canada and by province)
- Infographic 2: Risk factors of work-related injuries among workers aged 45+ years (Canada and Newfoundland & Labrador)
- Infographic 3: Health Outcomes of work-related injuries among workers aged 45+ years (Canada)
- Infographic 4: Occupation characteristics of injured workers aged 45+ years in Newfoundland & Labrador
- A collaboration between the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, ON; Memorial University of Newfoundland; and the Brockville Mental Health Centre – Assessing Operational Stress Injuries and Symptoms for Mental Health Care Providers in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior research identified a link between rates of violence exposure and operational stress injury symptoms. Research funding supported this collaboration through a similar study to Newfoundland and Labrador: PTSD Among Mental Health Care Providers in Newfoundland and Labrador and Key Findings and Recommendations.