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Join us for the first meeting after summer on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30.
How was your summer and what are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?
- Set the agenda – what do you want to see happen at WOI meetings?
- Get an update on the Workers Comp Is A Right Campaign and the new bill to end deeming
- Find out what the legal aid funding cuts mean for IWC and the clinic’s ability to help injured workers – how can you help?
Reminder: IWC is a scent-free office. Please refrain from wearing perfumes and powders. Thank you.
In October 2018, the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) launched the redeveloped MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario with new and updated resources and interactive tools to meet the workplace needs of organizations of all types and sizes.
Learn about the use of the new Prevention Guideline and share your experiences, questions and insights in a free conference, Tuesday Oct. 1. See program and registration details.
Join professor Stephanie Premji and co-authors at an upcoming Bancroft Institute event focused on her new book, Sick and Tired (Fernwood Publishing, 2019), which brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of labour studies, public health, ergonomics, epidemiology, sociology and law. The book examines the inequalities in workplace health and safety.
The event, which takes place at 55 University Ave, 15th Floor, in Toronto, runs from 9am to 1pm. Registration is by donation, or free for unwaged attendees.
We ask you to please refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes, and make this a scent-free event. Thank you kindly.
OHCOW’s 5th annual event highlights the latest scientific and clinical information on the link between work and illness, as well as investigating recent evidence for all three levels of prevention: primary (exposure control before impact); secondary (early detection/recognition and treatment/control); and tertiary (work/disease recognition for compensation, further research & future exposure control). Multiple approaches to prevention, especially the dissemination of information to understand the hazards, and tools to assist workplaces in managing them, will be featured.
Cost: In Person $20.00; Webinar – Free (but limited spaces)
For more information or to register, go to this link.
8:00am Registration & Networking
8:40 Recognizing and understanding the impact of Multiple Exposures, Dr. P. Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC)
9:35 Hazard Assessment & Communication Tools:
• HazardAssess National Survey and App Intro, John Oudyk, OHCOW
• CHAP Chemical Hazard Assessment Protocol, Dr. Desre Kramer & Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Ryerson University
• NIOSH/HSE Exposure/Control Banding, Dr. Kevin Hedges, OHCOW
10:15 Ontario Occupational Disease Action Plan (ODAP) Update, Val Wolfe, OHCOW
10:45 Break to Stretch & Mingle
11:00 Emerging OD Lessons from the McIntyre Powder Project:
• Particles, Overload, Lung & Heart Disease, Andrew Zarnke, OHCOW
• A New Lens on the Research, Dr. Tee Guidotti, Occupational & Environmental Health & Medicine
11:45 Cluster Updates: GE, Ventra & Rubber Worker Projects, Dave Wilken, OHCOW
12:00pm Networking Lunch
12:45 Exploring integrating occupational exposure in the modernization of the Chemicals Management Plan, TBD, Health Canada
1:15 Getting the picture – Improving Canadian Exposure Data, Dr. Hugh Davies, Canadian Workplace Exposure Database & UBC
1:45 Occupational Medicine Insights:
• Atlantic PATH Study: Work & Prostate Cancer, Dr. Anil Adisesh, St. Michael’s
• HAVS incidence, causation & prevention, Dr. Ron House, St. Michael’s Hospital
• Patch Test Database patterns of interest, Dr. Linn Holness, CREOD
2:45 Break to Stretch & Mingle
3:00 Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces, Dr. Leon Genesove, MOL
3:20 Ontario Prevention Strategy Update, William Roy, MOL
3:30 Farewell & Safe Travels!
Believe it or not, 2019 marks the 50th year of community services at Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic.
We are taking note of the occasion with an evening gathering in Toronto on November 22nd entitled “Celebrating the past, fighting for the future.”
It will be a spirited night of memories, music, and refreshments. We hope you will join us.
More details will follow as the event nears, but for now, please save the date.