Nachemson lecture: Keeping pace with the changing world of work

The Institute for Work & Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Silverstein, a professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and former assistant director of Industrial Safety and Health with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, will deliver this year’s Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.

In this lecture, Dr. Silverstein will offer his views on how we might modernize our regulatory standards and practices to keep pace with the changing world of work. He will also address the challenge of using research to inform and implement occupational health and safety policies and programs.

This lecture takes place on Thursday November 15 at Toronto’s Design Exchange. This year, the lecture starts a little earlier. Doors open at 4.00 p.m., and the lecture will start at 4.30 p.m. A reception follows from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.

The Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture was established in 2002 to honour Dr. Nachemson’s significant contribution to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making.

2012 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

Dr. Michael Silverstein
Thirty years after OHSA: Keeping pace with the changing world of work
Thursday, November 15
4.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Design Exchange, 2nd Floor
234 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario

To find out more or to register for this free lecture, visit:

Source: At Work, Issue 70, Fall 2012: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto