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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 email@example.com and get added to the email list. At the meetings guest speakers and discussion of educational, law reform and community organizing topics.
Mar. 2: Glenn Shor will present about 100 years ago in the States leading up to the establishment of US Workers compensation systems in the early 1910s, discussing the period before and during when the Meredith principles were established in Canada.
The Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group (TB&DIWSG) is pleased to announce their partnership with the United Steelworkers Family and Community Education Fund (FCEF) in coordination with Northwestern Ontario Steelworkers Area Council with the sponsorship of our weekly legal education and support group sessions online.
In a webinar, Anne Hudon (Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine) and Dana Howse (Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University) will address work disability policy and practices supporting the healthcare and mobility of injured and disabled workers. Specifically, the researchers will examine which healthcare professionals are recognized by workers’ compensation boards and why is this relevant to the care and return-to-work experience of injured workers, as well as how work disability policy frameworks and programs support or impede Canadians with physical disabilities to engage in work-related travel, or ‘work mobility’.
Katherine Lippel (Distinguished Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, University of Ottawa, Law Faculty, Civil Law section) will lead a discussion.
Taking Stock; Moving Forward – Reflections on Occupational Health in the time of COVID – the second in the Workplace Health Without Borders series on learnings from the COVID19 pandemic features guest speaker Dr. Jukka Takala, President of the International Commission on Occupational Health. Dr. Takala will document how COVID-19 has revealed gaps in workers’ protection and how it has compounded the risks which already fall disproportionately on the most vulnerable workers.
Register here to get your Zoom link.
Please join us for an online discussion (on Zoom and Facebook) about the Workers’ Comp Is A Right campaign’s third core demand: Stop Cutting Our Benefits Based on Pre-Existing Conditions.
Let’s recap, rejuvenate, and further these important demands. The event will feature:
- Health Professionals
Injured Worker Stories
Please feel free to distribute this email invite to your colleagues and lists.
A Year in Review – Updates from the Medical Perspective
In this session of OHCOW’s Occ-COVID series, get the latest information on the ever and fast-changing COVID-19 virus including variants, vaccines, rapid testing and more. An interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals will provide research updates and guidance on some of the many health-related questions being asked by workplace parties and the public.
Session is free but registration required. Go here to register and for more information.
Using Retrospective Exposure Profiles to Assist in Proving Cases of Occupational Diseases for Workers Compensation Claims.
Learn how Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) applies in-depth research methods to characterize and estimate possible exposures from a work history so we can influence occupational disease recognition by finding evidence to support potential compensation claims, which can help those impacted now, and prevent such harm in the future.
Save the date – more information and registration see OHCOW Winter Webinars.
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 has been postponed from its original date 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 details to come.