Upcoming Events

Other events associated with IWH may be listed under Plenaries, Workshops or the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.

Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Partners in Prevention 2015 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show is taking place April 28 - 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. It is Canada’s largest health and safety event, bringing together health and safety professionals from Ontario and beyond for networking, education and knowledge sharing.

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) will be at the trade show. Drop by our booth (#525) to learn more about our evidence-based tools and resources for preventing workplace injury and disability.

You can scan your badge to enter our draw for an iPad mini and, if you're not already getting IWH News, you'll be signed up to receive our monthly e-alerts.

You can also pick up the latest issue of At Work, hot off the presses, as well as the second in our handout series called "5 things we think you should know"—five of our most important research findings from the previous year that can serve as a great starting point for discussion at your next  staff safety or joint health and safety committee meeting.

At the conference sessions, you'll also have a chance to learn about recent work by Dr. Ben Amick, a senior scientist at the Institute. He is giving two presentations: one on using leading indicator tools to risk-manage your occupational health and safety performance, and the other on building high-engagement training programs to improve musculoskeletal disorder hazard awareness and control. Both take place on Wednesday, April 29—the first at 11:00 a.m. and the second at 2:45 p.m.

Hope to see you there.

2015 National Day of Mourning

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28 marks the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have fallen ill as a result of their work.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board allows you to light a virtual candle in memory of someone who lost his or her life or became disabled as a result of a workplace injury.

The Workers Health and Safety Centre offers a listing of events that are taking place in communities across Ontario on April 28. Some workplaces observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has posters, pins and stickers available to help mark the day.

The Day of Mourning began more than 20 years ago when the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 as a day of remembrance for those who had died or been injured on the job. It was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and has spread to about 80 countries around the world.

2015 Steps for Life

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015

On May 2 or 3, 2015, in cities across Canada, individuals and corporate teams are taking part in Steps for Life, a walk-a-thon to raise money for Threads of Life.

Threads of Life is a Canadian charity that supports the healing of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,000 family members across Canada affected by workplace tragedies.

Click here to find out if a walk-a-thon is taking place in your community. And click here to learn more about setting up a team in your workplace.

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - Saturday, May 9, 2015

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, taking place this year from May 3 to 9, is your chance to focus on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace. The NAOSH Week website has ideas, resources and products to help you stage a NAOSH week event in your own organization, as well as a list of events already taking place in your region.

The Institute for Work & Health also has information and tools that can help you focus on evidence-based injury and disability prevention practices during NAOSH Week, including newsletters and guidelines addressing ergonomics, return to work, OHS planning and more.

NAOSH Week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Threads of Life, in concert with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and partners in Mexico.

A great way to kick off NAOSH Week? Take part in the Steps for Life annual walk-a-thon sponsored by Threads for Life. It takes place on May 2 or 3, 2015, in cities across Canada.

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