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XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work – September 2021

Posted on: June 28th, 2021 by Ellen MacEachen

Canada will be hosting the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work from September 20-23, 2021.

 Dr. Ellen MacEachen will be speaking at the symposium, No injured workers left behind: Workers’ compensation and employment injury insurance schemes are essential part for better prevention and protection of workers.

We look forward to seeing you in September

XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work





Mental Health and Return to Work strategies guide now available

Posted on: May 29th, 2020 by Ellen MacEachen

We are delighted to announce a new return-to-work resource, “Roadblocks and Alternate Routes: Practical Strategies for Managing Return to Work and Mental Health”. This evidence-based resource is grounded in our recent research study of RTW coordinators’ experiences. The guide contains suggestions for meeting challenges that arise during RTW, and is available here free of charge: 






Science and Politics of Work Disability Policy

Posted on: October 1st, 2019 by Ellen MacEachen

The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention focuses on the science and politics of work disability systems. It addresses how and why, despite the mounting scientific evidence base and law and policy changes, the problem of work disability remains. Authors from 13 countries consider social security system changes to stem ‘work disability’ in their jurisdiction: their ideals, what worked and what didn’t work and why. They consider not only research evidence, but also realities of implementation, budgets, and political favour. The book is edited by Ellen MacEachen and is published by Routledge.

Click here to access the table of contents and book ordering information.