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A cross-Canada knowledge transfer and exchange workplace intervention targeting the adoption of sun safety programs and practices
Sun Safety at Work Canada Outdoor workers have a higher risk for skin cancers and heat stress. Workplaces need solutions relevant to their needs, proven to be effective in the real-world, and trialed in workplace settings. This article examines a workplace-based knowledge transfer and exchange intervention project, called Sun Safety at Work Canada. The objective was to have sun exposure included as a hazard within the workplaces' health and safety management systems. Knowledge brokers from the research team engaged intensively and supported workplaces in the municipal and electrical-utility...
Making the Case for Contractor Management
Examining the Safety Benefits of Third-Party Management This report summarizes the results of the National Safety Council research project on the efficacy of outsourced contractor management systems. More specifically, this research investigates if contractors and vendors realize improved safety performance as a result of their participation in these types of programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the actual safety benefit of implementing a third-party contractor management system and the safety effect on participating contractors. Source:
Group Purchasing of Workplace Health Promotion Services for Small Employers
Objective: Small employers are underserved with workplace health promotion services, so we explored the potential for group purchasing of these services. Methods: We conducted semistructured telephone interviews of member organizations serving small employers, as well as workplace health promotion vendors, in Washington State. Results: We interviewed 22 employer organizations (chambers of commerce, trade associations, and an insurance trust) and vendors (of fitness facilities, healthy vending machines, fresh produce delivery, weight management services, and tobacco cessation quitlines). Both cautiously...
Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of employee assistance programmes
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are common organisational practice. Recent estimates suggest that over eight million employees in the UK have access to EAP services and between five to ten per cent of those with access will use the services. The constituent services of EAPs vary. However, all tend to deliver a proportion of their services through individual counselling. A range of employee support services is claimed to offer a number of benefits to both employees and employers including improvements in such outcomes as sickness absence and staff turnover, employee psychological well-­...
Conditions et processus de changement lors d’interventions externes en SST
Élaboration d'outils pour les praticiens L'intervention externe en santé et en sécurité du travail (SST) a une contribution importante à l'organisation de la prévention à l'échelle des lieux de travail. De ce fait, la compréhension des facteurs influençant les effets des interventions en SST est devenue une préoccupation importante au cours de la dernière décennie. Cependant, les résultats des études à ce sujet sont généralement peu accessibles aux intervenants...
Étude syndicale sur le suivi médical des travailleurs retraités
La réforme des systèmes de retraite, amorcée dans de nombreux Etats membres de l'UE, obligera probablement des millions de travailleurs européens à travailler bien au-delà de 60 ans. Quelles seront les conséquences de cet allongement des carrières sur la santé des futurs retraités et leur qualité de fin de vie ? Telle est la question traitée dans une étude publiée en avril 2010 par l'Union confédérale des retraités de la CGT (UCR-CGT). Source :
Study suggests ways to improve safety among hard-to-reach, out-of-school young workers
Using youth employment centres for the first time to connect with out-of-school young workers about job safety, a new Institute for Work & Health study shows this hard-to-reach group possesses some basic knowledge of health and safety, yet it still experiences above-average injury rates.
Joint social partner structures and restructuring
Comparing national approaches In the context of the current economic crisis and the almost daily announcements of internal restructuring and company closures leading to redundancies, the role of the social partners in the anticipation and management of change is becoming even more critical. Representatives of employers and trade unions at various levels have a key role to play in the management of change processes, which have been brought about by the financial crisis and subsequent economic crisis. At the most basic level, they are generally responsible for wage setting, which can have a significant...

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