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Understanding Gender Differences in Work-Related Health Outcomes

Free 1 Hour
A growing body of research has identified that there are important differences in work-related health outcomes between men and women. Understanding why differences may exist is challenging due to the role of biological sex-based factors and more socially determined gender-based factors.

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This webinar will provide an overview of research evidence on understanding sex/gender-based differences in work-related health outcomes, including research conducted by the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety.

Take-home messages:

  • There is evidence of persistent sex/gender-based differences in work-related health outcomes, such as work disability duration and access to specialized health care
  • Providers or practitioners may need to tailor disability prevention, management and rehabilitation efforts to men and women’s specific needs and barriers

 

Learning Outcomes

To provide examples of how sex/gender differences matter for work disability management and rehabilitation
To prompt discussion on how evidence of sex/gender differences in work-related health can be used to improve work disability management and rehabilitation policy and practice

Speakers

Robert Macpherson
Dr. Robert Macpherson is a Research Associate with the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, a partnership between WorkSafeBC and University of British Columbia. Robert holds PhD in human geography from the University of St Andrews and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in occupational health with the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. Robert leads a program of comparative research on return-to-work following work-related injury and illness and also conducts research on the effectiveness of the Certification of Recognition (COR) on reducing workplace injuries, and the effectiveness of workplace inspections on promoting changes in workplace hazard management, and the effectiveness of workplace inspections on reducing workplace injuries.The Work Wellness Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org

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