Partners in Prevention 2016: New Frontiers in Health & Safety

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Partners in Prevention 2016 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show, taking place April 26 - 27 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, is Canada’s largest health and safety event. Hosted by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), it brings together 4,500-plus health and safety professionals 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 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 our annual 5 Things We Think You Should Know, profiling research highlights from the past year. And, this year, you can also get a copy of our two newest evidence-based tools to assess and improve workplace health and safety performance: the IWH Organizational Performance Metric and the OHS Vulnerability Measure.

Partners in Prevention 2016 is also your chance to hear first-hand from two IWH scientists on their latest tools and findings.

On Tuesday, April 26, Senior Scientist Dr. Ben Amick joins WSPS’s Illia Tchernikov to present a session entitled, “Understanding your leading indicators marketplace.” The session will look at how evidence from the only scientifically credible survey of leading indicators in Ontario can help occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals and service providers understand the marketplace. Participants will be presented with different tools and approaches to use in different market segments to support organizational OHS improvement.

Then on Wednesday, Apirl 27, Amick delivers the session, “Establishing a workplace violence prevention program.” He’ll be joined by a representative from the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA). Participants at the session will learn how to develop or improve a workplace violence prevention program and reduce the potential for workplace violence. The presenters will also examine the Clinical Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT) and the resources available in the workplace violence toolkit.

Also on Wednesday, Senior Scientist Dr. Peter Smith joins Illia Tchernikov to present “Measuring OH&S vulnerability among workers.” Understanding the factors that place workers at increased risk of injury and illness is important to the development of effective primary prevention activities. This presentation will discuss a 29-item measure that captures different dimensions of OHS vulnerability at the level of the worker. It will outline how workplaces might use this tool, and provide preliminary information on the relationship between OHS vulnerability and participation in mandatory awareness training in Ontario.

For registration and other information about Parners in Prevention 2016, go to: http://www.wsps.ca/pip/pip_home.html