2021 Research Projects and Reports
WorkplaceNL approved research funding for the following five research projects; findings from the research will be posted when available:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – Analysis of the occupational exposure to radiation among health care professionals involved in cardiac and vascular interventional procedures. Research funding will provide insight for Newfoundland and Labrador employers in the health care industry
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – Safety and health: remote versus on-site challenges during a pandemic. Research funding will identify the unintended consequences of workplace-led pandemic-related protection strategies on workers’ physical and psychological health and their ability to work safely and effectively during the pandemic.
- University of Saskatchewan – Reducing NL agricultural industry fatalities through a Low-Cost ROPS Program. Research funding will support a practical prevention-based solution to one of the leading causes of serious injury and fatalities in agricultural workplaces through an innovative and improved approach to getting Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) on older agricultural tractors.
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – Phenomenological study of post-graduate physician trainees’ experiences with mental health well-being during COVID-19 pandemic. Research funding was used to explore and evaluate the impact of the COVID-10 outbreak on post-graduate trainee mental health including the nature of supports and interventions that may have been effective or absent in helping these trainees with their psychological well-being during the pandemic. The research reports include:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador – Understanding occupational culture and mental health of employees in NL correctional institutions. Research funding supported an analysis of a cross-sectional survey of correctional staff in Newfoundland and Labrador to strengthen and expand the evidence-base needed to inform current and future policies, practices, and programs related to mental wellness in the Newfoundland and Labrador correctional officer population. The research reports include: