Conference: Worker’s Health and Return to Work in a Changing World of Work

| University of Ottawa

The Policy and Practice in Return to Work after Work Injury (PPRTW) Research Group is presenting a conference titled Workers’ Health and Return to Work in a Changing World of Work in person at the University of Ottawa June 9 to 11, 2024.

Keynote speakers: Karen Messing, Steve Mantis, Gabriel Allahdua

The conference will focus on policy and practice related to occupational injury and illness prevention and rehabilitation, particularly on workers in situations of vulnerability, and on the role of unions, workplaces, and human rights organisations in supporting their return-to-work. An additional focus will be on challenges in the fair application of workers’ compensation policy, especially with respect to workers who are precariously employed, geographically mobile, low wage earners or experiencing mental health issues. The conference will also include a tribute to the late professor Katherine Lippel, an international leader in labour and health policy, and founder of the research group holding the conference.

Registration opens | September 20, 2023

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