The Institute for Work & Health (IWH)


The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization.

At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. We conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.

Our research is driven by two broad goals. The first is to protect healthy workers by studying the prevention of work-related injury and illness. This type of research includes studies of workplace programs, prevention policies and the health of workers at a population level. The second is to improve the health and recovery of injured workers. We conduct research on treatment, return to work, disability prevention and management, and compensation policies.