Occupational Health and Safety Resources

This section of the site provides quick access to case studies and helpful on-line social marketing resources for fostering occupational health and safety. We welcome suggestions for additional case studies and resources

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Most Recent Occupational Health Case Studies

Manitoba Heavy Construction Association's Safety, Health and Environment Program  EnvironmentHealthSafety

Manitoba heavy construction companies are more eager than ever to learn safety, health and environment skills since the industry's trade association launched a revamped, user-friendly new support program. Organizers of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Associations Safety, Health Environment Program (SHEP) hope this interest will lead to fewer worker injuries and environmental accidents. Write-up funding provided by Environment Canada's National Office of Pollution Prevention.

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Global Burden of Disease  EnvironmentHealthSafety

A comprehensive picture of what disables and kills people across countries, time, age, and sex. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities can be eliminated.Collected and analyzed by a consortium of more than 2,300 researchers, the data capture premature death and disability from more than 300 diseases and injuries in 195 countries

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The impact of comics vs photographs on knowledge, attitude and behavioural intentions  EnvironmentHealthSafety

This study compares two modes of visually presenting information  – one using photographs and the other using cartoons – on audience’s knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions.

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Engaging Teachers to Communicate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change and Other Topics  EnvironmentHealthSafety

When consensus about a risk or mitigating behavior is newly developed and/or not clearly understood, communicating that consensus through teachers / instructors can be critical. While this blog entry focuses on climate change, it may also apply to new understandings in many topic areas.

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CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)  Safety

CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury data from a variety of sources.

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Program Impact Attribution  EnvironmentHealthSafety

This document provides a brief summary of options for assessing what portion of any measured behavior changes resulted from your program and what portion resulted from other influences. These options can also be used to attribute the affects of your program on a wide range of related variables such as resources used, pollutants released, accident rates and health status.

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Program Evaluation Methods; Measurement and Attribution of Program Results  EnvironmentHealthSafety

A good, detailed, freely accessible overview of program evaluation and attribution methods.

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Behavior-Based Safety and Occupational Risk Management  Safety

Reviews the behavior-based approach to managing occupational risk and preventing workplace injuries. Behavior-based safety (BBS) provides tools and procedures workers can use to take personal control of occupational risks. Strategies the author and his colleagues have been using for more than a decade to teach BBS to safety leaders and line workers are presented. In addition, a conceptual model is proposed for matching the awareness and behavior of an individual with a particular BBS intervention technique.

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Health-Evidence.ca  EnvironmentHealthSafety

A free, searchable online registry of systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions. The content has been quality rated. Bilingual (English and French).

Topics include: AIDS, environmental health, fitness, injury prevention, nutrition, safety, cycling, walking, water quality

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CDC Centre for Injury Prevention and Control  Safety

Provides resources on home and recreational safety, motor vehicle safety, violence prevention, traumatic brain injury and injury response

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Using Social Marketing to Increase Occupational Health and Safety  Safety

Reviews young worker focused occupational health and safety (OH&S) communications materials and determining how young workers respond to a sample of these materials. Published August 2008.

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A Review of Evaluations of Social Marketing Campaigns in Occupational Injury, Disease or Disability Prevention  Safety

Reviews published evaluation and research studies on occupational health and safety social marketing campaigns.Published February 2007. One key finding is that "paigns based exclusively on mass media communications do not appear to be as effective in reducing the incidence of work-related injury, disease or disability as campaigns that integrate public communications strategies with companion programs involving consultation services, inspection and enforcement, or education and training."

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Social Marketing Downunder  HealthSafety

Includes sections on: introduction to social marketing, research, case studies, and professional development. Covers a range of topics including: physical activity, alcohol, domestic violence, tobacco, and workplace health and safety.

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