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OEH Seminar: Towards a Better Understanding of Violence in the Workplace
Friday, February 9, 2018 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: Boardroom 350, 480 University Ave, Toronto ON M5G1V2
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: Webinar; In Person

​Please note: This is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties. 

Workplace violence is getting increased attention, especially within certain industries such as health care and education. This presentation will discuss results from two recently completed studies examining differences in the risk of workplace violence for men and women. The first study examines the relative contribution of work-related factors to differences in the risk of types of violence for men and women. The study uses self-reports of violence from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey on Victimization. The second study examines trends in workplace violence for men and women in different industries in Ontario using workers’ compensation data in Ontario. The presentation will conclude by discussing current gaps in surveillance and monitoring workplace violence, which need to be addressed in order to evaluate primary prevention activities in this area.    

Presenter: Dr. Peter Smith

Dr. Peter Smith is a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto where he holds a Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is also appointed as an associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and in the School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Australia. Dr. Smith has extensive experience conducting research related to work injury and its consequences using large population-based surveys and administrative workers' compensation data. His key research interests include: gender and sex differences in the relationship between work and the risk of chronic disease and work injury; labour market inequalities and their health-related outcomes; the labour market experiences of newcomers, older workers, younger workers and other vulnerable labour force subgroups; chronic illnesses and work injury; and trends in working conditions over time.

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (

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