Research Use Among Occupational Health and Safety Stakeholders

The Toronto Chapter of KTECOP presents a talk by Dwayne Van Eerd and Siobhan Cardoso from the Institute for Work and Health.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
4:00-6:00 pm
Institute for Work and Health
8th floor Boardroom
481 University Avenue, Toronto


Download the presentation slides:
Ontario Knowledge User Perspectives
on OHS Research Use
(PDF, 1.2 MB)

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Topic: Research Use Among Occupational Health and Safety Stakeholders

The presentation will describe a study that examined the experiences and perspectives of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) knowledge users regarding research use. An online survey was sent to 690 OHS knowledge users in Ontario. A subset of respondents participated in an interview or focus group to explore research use in more detail. The survey, interviews, and focus groups covered aspects of acquiring research findings, assessing research findings, adapting the findings for use, and applying (using) research findings in decision-making. The presentation will describe the themes and barriers related to research use from the perspective of Ontario OHS knowledge users.

About the Presenters

Dwayne Van Eerd is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work and Health, where he has been a researcher since 1997. He has both an MSc and BSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Siobhan Cardoso is a Knowledge Transfer Associate at the Institute for Work and Health. She has a Master’s in Education, specializing in Teaching and Learning, from the University of Toronto (OISE). She joined IWH in 2009 as a qualitative project coordinator.