2014-08-01 12:00 - Messages

After the storm: the social relations of return to work following electrical injury

In this study, we explored the experiences of 13 individuals who had suffered an electrical injury at work and had subsequently returned to work. In this article, we report on the social, institutional, and relational elements that workers perceived to influence return to work experiences and the provision of workplace accommodations. These elements included (a) worker resources, (b) job characteristics, (c) workplace setting, (d) injury elements, (e) workers' compensation context, and (f) supports and advocacy provided. We conclude that the availability and provision of supportive accommodations are influenced by a multiplicity of interrelated factors including the legitimacy of resulting impairments following electrical injury, institutional structures (e.g., compensation and health care systems), the social relations of work, and broader labor market and economic contexts. Those workers who were vulnerable because of factors such as employment circumstances or labor market conditions were often poorly supported when returning to work following electrical injury.

Source: Mansfield E, Stergiou-Kita M, Kirsh B, Colantonio A. Qual. Health Res. 2014
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732314545887

Work-injury absence and compensation among partnered and lone mothers and fathers

Background: The purpose of this study is to examine the risk of a work-injury absence and the likelihood of receiving compensation among partnered and lone mothers and fathers.
Methods: This study utilized data from an annual survey of Canadian residents. Logistic regression models examined the association between family status and the receipt of workers' compensation, and absences due to work-related injury or illnesses of 7 or more days.
Results: Being a lone mother was significantly associated with the risk of work-injury absence. Gender differences were observed for workers' compensation: mothers were half as likely as fathers to receive workers' compensation benefits, which may be attributed to differences in work experiences between men and women.
Conclusions: Findings may help in understanding whether some parental situations are more vulnerable than others and may contribute to identifying policies that could help workers sustain employment or return to work following an injury.

Source: Imelda S. Wong, Peter M. Smith, Cameron A. Mustard, Monique A. M. Gignac. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Volume 57, Issue 8,  pages 960–969, August 2014.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22351

Analyse d’un protocole d’intervention post-traumatique et de mesures de gestion associées au Centre jeunesse de Montréal-Institut universitaire

L'objectif général de la recherche est de documenter les services offerts aux travailleurs victimes d'événements à potentiel traumatique et de connaître l'efficacité de l'intervention réalisée par le CJM-IU. La Phase I, l'objet de ce rapport, vise à décrire l'intervention du CJM-IU en contexte réel d'application, à en dégager la théorie sous-jacente et à documenter les interventions alternatives présentes dans les autres Centres jeunesse du Québec. La phase II visera à évaluer l'impact de l'intervention sur les travailleurs victimes d'événements traumatiques et fera l'objet d'un projet subséquent.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/-publication-irsst-protocole-d-intervention-post-traumatique-r-819.html

Travailler après un cancer du sein

Enjeux, contraintes et perspectives
Le présent article s'intéresse aux conséquences du cancer du sein sur la réinsertion professionnelle de 21 femmes, âgées de moins de 40 ans lors du diagnostic et interrogées de 16 à 24 mois après. Si la volonté d'un réinvestissement dans une vie professionnelle fait l'unanimité, chacun de leurs parcours témoigne des profondes transformations des rapports à la vie professionnelle, induites par la maladie. Dans une analyse mettant en lumière les interactions entre la maladie et le travail dans ces récits de vie, se dessine en filigrane l'inscription des conceptions du cancer du sein et du travail dans nos sociétés, ainsi que leur articulation.

Source : C Tarantini, L Gallardo, P Peretti-Watel. Sociologie, vol. 5, n°2, 2014, p. 121-138.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/socio.052.0139

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