The Effects of Labour Market and Community Change on the Health of Sawmill Workers and their Children

Project number: 
01-010
Approval date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Principal Investigator: 
Ostry,Aleck
Institution: 
Not Available
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
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Research objective: 
Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Tompa E, Demers P (2010) "Accuracy of Injury Coding in a Canadian Worker’s Compensation System." Journal of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Maggi S, Ostry A, Hershler R, Tansey J, Chen L, Hertzman C (2010) "Rural-urban Migration Patterns and Mental Health Diagnoses of Adolescents and Young Adults in British Columbia, Canada: A Case-control Study" Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (4):13
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2010) "Differences in Mental Health Among Middle Aged Men in Rural Compared to Urban British Columbian Communities" Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (Special Issue on Mental Health)
  • Ostry  A, Maggi S, Hershler R, Louise A, Chen L, Hertzman C (2009) "A Case Control Study Of Differences In Non-Work Injury And Accidents Among Sawmill Workers In Rural Compared To Urban British Columbia, Canada" BMC Public Health (9):432
  • Maggi S, Ostry A, Tansey J, Dunn J, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2008) "Paternal Psychosocial Work Conditions and Mental Health Outcomes: A Case-control Study" BMC Public Health (8):104
  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn, M, Ostry A, Tompa E, Demers P (2006) "An Evaluation of Hospital Discharge Records as a Tool for Work-related Injury Surveillance" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Volume 63, Issue 4 pp 290-296
  • Alamgir H, Tompa E, Koehoorn, M, Ostry A, Demers P (2007)  "The hopsital costs of treating work-related sawmill injuries in British Columbia" Injury Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 631-639
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Tansey J, Dunn J, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2007) "The Impact of Physical and Psychosocial Work Conditions on Suicide Among Sawmill Workers" Scandinavian Journal of Public Health Volume 35, pp 265-271
  • Alamgir H, Tompa E, Ostry A, Koehoorn M, Demers P (2007) "Costs and compensation of work-related injuries in British Columbia sawmills" Occupational and Environmental Medicine Volume 64, Issue 3, pp 196-201
  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Tompa E, Demers P (2007) "Epidemiology of Work-Related Injuries Requiring Hospitalization among Sawmill Workers in British Columbia, 1989-1998" European Journal of Epidemiology Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 273-280
  • Ostry A, Maggi S,  Tansey J, Dunn J, Hershler R, Chen L, Louie A, Hertzman C (2006) "The Impact of Father’s Physical and Psychosocial Work Experience on Attempted and Completed Suicide among their Children." Bio-Medical Central Public Health March 27(6):77
  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn, M, Ostry  A, Tompa E, Demers P (2006) "How Many Work-related Injuries Requiring Hospitalization in British Columbia are Claimed for Workers’ Compensation?" American Journal of Industrial Medicine 49(6):443-451
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Tansey J, Dunn J, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2006) "The Impact of Physical and Psychosocial Work Conditions on Mental Health Outcomes Among Sawmill Workers" Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health Special Issue on the Relationship between Work and Mental Illness 25(2):59-70
  • Ostry A, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2004) "A Longitudinal Study Comparing The Effort-Reward Imbalance and Demand Control Models Using Objective Measures of Physician Utilization" Scandinavian Journal of Public Health Volume 32, pp 1-8

Interview (radio/newspaper/television/internet etc.)

  • Ostry A (2009) "Health and Community Impacts of Layoffs in Forestry Towns on Vancouver Island" CBC talk show Interview.  North Island Radio .April 20th. Two interviews. One at 7:15 AM and the other at 5:20 PM
  • Ostry A (2006) "Treating workers well benefits the entire family" Editorial. Vancouver Sun. March 30th, 2006
  • Ostry A (2006) "Child suicide tied to parental job stress:15-year study of 30,000 B.C. sawmill workers 'Vulnerable kids may act on father's distress:' Study" Paul Luke. Vancouver Province, March 28
  • Ostry A (2006) "Child suicide tied to parental job stress:15-year study of 30,000 B.C. sawmill workers 'Vulnerable kids may act on father's distress:' Study." Toronto Star. March 27
  • Ostry A (2006) "How Dad's Stress Affects the Kids" Time Magazine http://time.blogs.com, 27 March
  • Ostry A (2006) "Children risk of suicide linked to father's job" Spero News http://www.speroforum.com, 27 March
  • Ostry A (2006) "Children More Likely To Attempt Suicide If Father Has Both Stressful And Unskilled Job" Medical News Today March 27th
  • Ostry A (2006) "Child suicide tied to parental job stress" Joanne Roberts. CBC Victoria Radio. Afternoon show interview March 27th
  • Ostry A (2006)  "Child suicide tied to parental job stress" Chris Walker. CKNW Vancouver Radio. Afternoon show interview March 27th
  • Ostry A (2006) "Children of men with stressful jobs more likely to commit suicide" News-Medical.Net . http://www.news-medical.net
  • Ostry A (2006) "Dads in stressful jobs may induce children to suicide" The Manila Times http://www.manilatimes.net, 26 March

Conference abstract/presentation

  • Maggi S, Ostry A, Callaghan K, Hershler R, Chen L, D'Angiulli  A, Hertzman C (2009) "Alcohol consumption and psychosocial exposures at work" Sixth International Conference on Innovations in Exposure Assessment, Boston, MA,  August 17 - 20
  • Maggi S, Ostry A, Callaghan K, Hershler R, Chen L, D'Angiulli A, Hertzman C (2009) "Trading Places: Migration Patterns and Mental Health Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural and Urban British Columbia" Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8th?11th
  • Kling R, Davies H, Demers P, Ostry A (2008) "Physical Activity and Colo-rectal Cancer: Occurrence in BC Sawmills" CARWAH Conference, Montreal, June 15-16
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Hertzman C (2007) "Differences in Mental Health Among Middle Aged Men in Rural Compared to Urban British Columbia" IUHP Conference, Vancouver, June 10 -15
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Hershler R, Hertzman C (2007) "The Impact of Psychosocial Work Conditions on Attempted and Completed Suicide among Western Canadian Sawmill Workers" Second Canadian Congress on Research on Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace, Vancouver May 17 & 18
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Hershler R, Hertzman C (2007) "The Impact of Psychosocial and Physical Work Experience on Mental Health: A Nested Case Control Study" Second Canadian Congress on Research on Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace, Vancouver May 17 & 18
  • Edeer D, Ostry A (2007) "Psychosocial Work Conditions and Short-Term Disability Claims in a Smaple of British Columbia Workers" Second Canadian Congress on Research on Mental Health and Addiction in the Workplace, Vancouver May 17 & 18
  • Ostry A, Maggi S, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2006) "The Impact of Father’s Physical and Psychosocial Work Conditions on Attempted and Completed Suicide Among their Children" 4th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Kunming, October 16
  • Almagir H, Tompa E, Ostry A, Koehoorn M, Demers P (2006) "The Hospital Costs of Treating Work-related Sawmill Injuries in British Columbia" Canadian Public Health Association Conference, May
  • Almagir H, Tompa E, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Demers P (2006) "Accuracy of Injury Coding in a Canadian Workers’ Compensation System" Epi-Congress, Seattle
  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Tompa E, Demers P (2006) "Economic Consequences of Serious Work-related Injuries in British Columbia Sawmills" National Occupational Research Agency Conference, Washington D.C., April
  • Demers P, Davies H, Friesen M, Hertzman C, Marion S, Ostry A, Teschke K (2005) "Softwood Dust Exposure and Cancer" Canadian Association for Reseach on Work and Health, Vancouver, May
  • Alamgir H, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Tompa E, Demers P (2005) "Identifying Work-related Injuries among Lumber Industry Workers in British Columbia using Hospital Discharge Records" Occupational Hygiene, Manchester, UK, April
  • Ostry A, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2004) "A Longitudinal Study Comparing the Effort Reward Imbalance with the Demand Control Models using Objective Measures of Mental Health Status and Healthcare Utilization" X2004- Exposure Assessment in a Changing Environment. Utrecht, Netherlands, June 16-18
  • Maggi S, Ostry A, Hershler R, Chen L, Hertzman C (2004) "Developing a Practical and Generalizable Method, using Senior Workers, to Reliably Estimate Psychosocial Work Conditions" X2004-  Exposure Assessment in a Changing Environment. Utrecht, Netherlands, June 16-18
  • Ostry A (2004) "Injury among Healthcare Workers" 11th International Conference on Health in the Workplace.Joint University of Washington/University of British Columbia Conference. Vancouver, May 18th
  • Ostry A (2004) "Globalization, De-industrialization, and the Health of Blue-Collar Workers" Workplace and Health Session at the 18th World Conference on  Health Promotion and Health Education, Melbourne, April 26-30
  • Alamgir H, Demers P, Davies H, Koehoorn M, Teschke K, Ostry A, Hertzman C (2003) "Identifying Work-related Injuries in a Cohort of Lumber Mill Workers" Proceedings of the Second National Symposium of the Canadian Association of Research on Work and Health (CARWH). Montreal, October 25 and 26
  • Demers P, Davies H, Friesen M, Ronald L, Dennekamp M, Hershler R, Bartlett K, Ostry A, Hertzman C, Teschke K (2003) "Respiratory Disease and Exposures among Lumber Mill Workers" Proceedings of the Second National Symposium of the Canadian Association of Research on Work and Health (CARWH). Montreal, October 25 and 26

Book (or book chapter)

  • Ostry A, Kelly S, Demers P, Mustard C, Hertzman C (2005) "A Comparison between the Effort-Reward Imbalance and Demand Control Models. In Psychology of Stress" Editor

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