wrTBI Resources

Educational Resources about Concussion in the Workplace

Mobile app: We are designing an educational app designed to provide employees and employers with information on the most common signs, symptoms, and causes of a wrTBI. The app links users to additional resources to inform identification and management of wrTBI. Click here to explore the web-based version of the Work-related Traumatic Brain Injury app.

Educational videos: Our first animated video about concussion and brain injury in various workplace settings is complete.  This video aims to raise awareness not only of the potential seriousness of even a mild TBI at work, but that there is the potential for such an injury to occur at all. Click ‘here’ to see the video.  Additional videos are in development and will be available soon!

Heads-Up: What You Need to Know About Concussions in the Workplace is a brief article published in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in the Health and Safety Report, Volume 13, Issue 5. It provides a brief description of the causes, signs & symptoms of concussion, information about managing and preventing concussion, and links to additional resources about concussion and brain injury.

Brain injury awareness: An interview with Dr. Angela Colantonio [CCOHS Podcast] – In conversation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Dr. Angela Colantonio, Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, discusses brain injuries common in the workplace, how they affect men and women differently, workplace accommodation, and factors to consider for people returning to work after suffering a brain injury. Listen to recording

Supporting Workers After a Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. Angela Colantonio, Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva, and Ms. Halina (Lin) Haag [CCOHS Podcast] – Brain injuries can be among the most serious of workplace injuries. To get a better understanding of the impacts on employees, employers, and how to support staff as they return to work, listen to this podcast with researchers from the University of Toronto’s Acquired Brain Injury & Society Team. Listen to recording

For more information about these educational tools, contact the study coordinator at bhanu.sharma@uhn.ca or 416-597-3422 ext. 7706

Learn more about the project here.