OHS Stats and Research

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British Journal of Social Work British Journal of Social Work

Levels and Consequences of Exposure to Service User Violence: Evidence from a Sample of UK Social Care Staff,Barbara Harris and Phil Leather* British Journal of Social Work (2011) 1–19 Workplace violence is a serious occupational hazard for many social care staff. In this paper, we detail the results of an investigation into the levels of client violence experienced by a sample of 363 social care staff working in a UK Shire County Department

Employment and Social Development Canada Employment and Social Development Canada

Report by Employer Panel for Caregivers When WORK and CAREGIVING Collide: How Employers Can Support Their Employees Who Are Caregivers Many Canadians are juggling the demands of full or part-time employment with the need to provide regular informal care to family and friends. Caregiving can affect the well-being of employee caregivers, and lead to increased costs for their employers by impacting job performance, absenteeism and productivity...Read or Download Report Here 

Goodlife Fitness Goodlife Fitness

Workplace Health & Wellness Study Breaking through Barriers Get the tools and insight you need to successfully manage a health & wellness program in your organization - Download Study

Institute for Work & Health Institute for Work & Health

OHS risks in social service organizations Despite the personal rewards of working in non-profit social service organizations, such jobs can also be demanding. Workers may face long hours, low pay and the risk of exposure to violence and infectious diseases. Yet these settings are often overlooked as being workplaces with health and safety risks. This study explores working conditions and work-related risks in three social service organizations. It focuses on the organization’s “mission” – its purpose and value of helping marginalized clients – as a concept that affects workers’ willingness to take and accept workplace risks...

Evidence-based case studies explore process of "breakthrough change"
Not much is known about how low performers in health and safety become good performers. New research-based case studies from the Institute for Work & Health help fill the gap by illustrating the factors critical to making large improvement in health and safety, based on an evidence-based model of "breakthrough change."

NASW Center for Workforce Studies NASW Center for Workforce Studies

Social Workers and Safety, Survey Results NASW Center for Workforce Studies (2006)
In 2004, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) partnered with the Center fo r Health Workforce Studies, University at Albany, to conduct a benchmark national study of10,000 licensed social workers.

NCBI NCBI

A Review of the Literature on Preventive Occupational Health and Safety Activities in Small Enterprises, Hasle P, Limborg HJ The scientific literature regarding preventive occupational health and safety activities in small enterprises has been reviewed in order to identify effective preventive approaches and to develop a future research strategy; Industrial Health 2006

Sage Journals Sage Journals

The Road to Psychological Safety, Legal, scientific and social foundations for a national standard for psychological safety in the workplace. Shain, M., Ian Arnold, and GermAnn, K. Mental Health Commission of Canada.
“Over the last 20 years there have been significant developments in both law and various scientific disciplines with regard to defining the need for, and characteristics of, what has been termed the psychologically safe workplace. A psychologically safe workplace, for these purposes, is defined as one that is the result of every reasonable effort being made to protect the mental health of employees. A psychologically safe workplace is one that allows no significant harm to employee mental health in negligent, reckless or intentional ways. This term is used to summarize trends in several branches of Canadian and English law including torts, contract, collective bargaining, human rights and occupational health and safety.

SANOFI SANOFI

The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey 2016
The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey has proven to be a valuable tool for health benefit administrators making decisions about the kind of health coverage their plans will provide. Over the years, the survey has looked at the issues of workplace stress, the growing need for homecare services and disease prevention. It offers the benefits industry an important benchmark to evaluate emerging healthcare issues that impact employee health and productivity

Science Direct Science Direct

A new conceptual framework to improve the application of occupational health and safety management systems,A.M. Makin *, C. Winder, School of Safety Science, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney 2052, Australia 2008 A conceptual framework to ensure that an OHS MS has been carefully constructed and customised to the individual organisation is presented here to bring together the merits of the three main control strategies that have emerged for dealing with workplace hazards namely: safe place, safe person and safe systems.