While previous research has identified that recent immigrants are at increased risk of work injury and illness, little is known about the specific mechanisms that lead to this elevated risk. In this plenary, Institute for Work & Health (IWH) research associate Morgan Lay presents preliminary results from a recent IWH collaboration with settlement agencies to better understand the workplace and social contexts that lead to increased risk of work injury among new immigrants. Looking at the responses to a new measure of occupational health and safety vulnerability, she compares the responses of new immigrants to those of a general sample of workers in Ontario.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Plenary by Morgan Lay, Institute for Work & Health
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Plenary by Dr. Philip Bigelow, University of Waterloo
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Plenary by Dr. Agnieszka Kosny, Institute for Work & Health (IWH)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016
Keeping Workers Well is the premier conference for occupational health nurses in Canada. Hosted by the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association (OOHNA), the 2016 conference is taking place June 8 - 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario.
This year's speakers include War Child founder Dr. Samantha Nutt on women and leadership, Tidal Shift’s Gregg Brown on developing leadership resilience, change management guru Lorraine Behnan on excelling through change, lawyer Janice Rubin on workplace violence and harassment, Dr. Mick Markus on medical marijuana in the workplace, and more. Speakers will provide case studies and practical tools for immediate use in the workpalce.
To find out more about the conference, and to register, go to: http://www.oohna.on.ca/oohna-conference/