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Food and agriculture global value chains: Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement
The project aimed to gather evidence on ways to approach OSH within the global supply chains (GSC) discussion and possible entry points to build intervention models for the improvement of OSH in GSCs. From that perspective, the project sought to understand the dynamics at play in GSCs with a view to identifying drivers and constraints for OSH improvements, should these lie within specific business relationships in the supply chain or within institutional and policy environments in sourcing and consumer countries. Source: http://www.ilo.org/safework/projects/WCMS_588089/lang--en/index.htm
Promising the Best Practices in Total Worker Health (TM)
Workshop Summary Combined with the more traditional employer occupational safety and health protection activities are newer employment-based programs to promote better health through helping workers quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or exercise more regularly. In support of these efforts, some employers have made changes in their policies and facilities to support physical activity and healthier eating, and some employers connect with community resources for health education, health fairs, and other services. From company to company, the interest in, resources for, and ability to do more...
International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives
On November 29 and 30, 2012, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) hosted the International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives. More than 180 researchers, students, policy-makers, members of the injured worker community, employer representatives, worker representatives and other stakeholders—primarily from Ontario, but also from other parts of Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand—came together in Toronto to participate in the symposium. The aim was to provide a forum to discuss the social, economic and...
International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives (FIS 2012)
December 18—Slide presentations from the Institute for Work & Health's International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives (FIS 2012) are now posted online, where available. Slidecasts of most keynote presentations at the symposium, held in late November in Toronto, will also be available shortly. On November 29 and 30, 2012, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) hosted the International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives. More than 180 researchers, students, policy-makers, members...
The role of the judiciary in occupational health and safety prosecutions: institutional processes and the production of deterrence
Drawing on interviews with judicial officers in two Australian states, this article examines the role of judges in sentencing occupational health and safety offenders. Specifically, it focuses on the deterrent impact of occupational health and safety prosecutions, including judges' understanding of deterrence and the judicial role in deterring serious breaches of occupational health and safety legislation. Judges thought that occupational health and safety prosecutions had some deterrent impact on prosecuted offenders, but were sceptical as to whether prosecutions led to lasting improvements...

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