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All injured workers are welcomed to join the weekly sessions organized by the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group. To receive your Zoom link please email Janet Paterson firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list.
At the meetings:
- a continuation of the study of the Platform for Change document to make sure that it is updated and speaks to injured workers concerns – then it will be shared with our premier and Minister of Labour as well as senior WSIB management
- guest speakers and discussion
July 14 – Platform for Change – along with a Question & Answer session with an experienced representative on WCB/WSIB
July 21 – Platform for Change – Alec Farquhar sharing Ron Ellis’ proposal for independent Complex Case Adjudicators
July 28 – Platform for Change – MPP Wayne Gates – his bill to stop Deeming along with more from IWC
August 4 – Platform for Change – Marion Endicott (tentative) – co author of the ONIWG Platform for Change in 2004
The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) presents a webinar on how adverse health and safety outcomes can result from occupational exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) – and how methods to reduce WBV exposures can positively impact vehicle operator health and safety and ultimately benefit company profitability.
Presenter: Dr. Peter Johnson a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington.
Canada has been selected to host the 2020 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), it is the world’s largest event for the international occupational health and safety community and will draw more than 3,500 delegates from more than 150 countries.
Check the Congress website https://www.safety2020canada.com/ for further details on the program and registration – and for COVID-19 updates.
Update (May 2020) World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to September 19 – 22, 2021. It will still take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada exploring the Congress theme, Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all. The Congress is also being expanded to include virtual options, including live streaming to facilitate further global engagement.
On Oct. 5, 2020 a virtual meeting of global thought leaders focused on COVID-19 will be convened. More detail to come.