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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May 6, 2021  New Resource Added in this Topic Area
We've added a paper on applying behavioral tools to OH&S. Access it using the right hand column below.  Let us know what you think.
 

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

This 2017 review examined published evaluation and research studies on occupational health and safety social marketing campaigns. One key finding is that "campaigns 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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Community Toolbox  EnvironmentHealthSafety

Includes many annotated links to other web-based resources supporting social marketing and social change

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

This 2017 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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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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Motor Vehicle Safety Training for Small Businesses  Safety

This study, conducted in 2016-2017 by RTI on behalf of the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), looked at what motor vehicle safety topics and products are of greatest use to small businesses.

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Nudges for Safety Management in the Process Industry  Safety

This 2017 paper explores the use of behavioral tools for managing safety in the process industries. 

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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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STOPit  Safety

STOPit is an Anonymous Reporting System that teaches and empowers individuals to recognize and anonymously report safety, misconduct, and compliance concerns BEFORE they escalate into a crisis or other legal matter. For example, it enables students to document bullying using their mobile phones, and anonymously send the evidence to trusted adults. Schools get a dashboard for managing the reports.

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CDC Center 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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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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