Worker health and wellbeing amid COVID-19

Nov 25th, 2020


COVID research
Worker health and wellbeing amid COVID-19

Under federal and provincial legislations, employers across Canada have a responsibility to reasonably protect the health and safety of their work force. The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for employers to meet these responsibilities.

It is critical to understand the role and perceptions of workplace policies and practices to protect the physical and mental health of Canadian workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with researchers and stakeholders from across Canada, Dr. Kim Cullen is developing a program of research using best evidence and gender-sensitive original data to address:

  • how workplace protective strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are connected with worker health and wellbeing
  • the medium and long term consequences of pandemic working conditions, within both remote and standard work environments
  • how factors such as geographical region, gender, and worker autonomy are influencing (return to) work experience, work-life balance and overall health and wellbeing.

This work will fill several gaps in knowledge in efforts to protect worker health during these unprecedented times.

Want to know more? Contact Dr. Kim Cullen