This project seeks to improve our means of developing social, economic, and workplace policies that improve worker health and reduce worker health inequalities. It builds on existing stakeholder collaborations and is structured around a series of comparative and cross-jurisdictional studies on occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation.
The broad aim of this research program is to expand current comparative research in order to develop an enduring policy and practice network that creates research and data infrastructure and a knowledge exchange and mobilization node that will support improved practices.
This program builds and extends data and research partnerships among researchers, compensation boards, and insurers from Canadian provinces, Australian states and New Zealand.
It has five objectives:
The vision of this research program is to advance our understanding of work-related disability and facilitate the translation of results into policy and practice.