Partners in Prevention 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Partners in Prevention 2017 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show, taking place May 2-3 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.

Partners in Prevention 2017 is also your chance to hear first-hand from three IWH scientists on their latest tools and findings.

IWH President and Senior Scientist Dr. Cameron Mustard will share findings from a study examining what Ontario employers spend to prevent work-related injury and illness. Many employers currently do not have an accurate estimate of the scale of this investment. The presentation will cover estimates of OHS expenditures on management and supervision, training, personal protective equipment and OHS professional services. The results may surprise you!

Senior Scientist Dr. Ben Amick will join WSPS’s Illia Tchernikov to present a session entitled, “Building a leading indicator program within your workplace to improve OHS performance." This presentation will address thinking about the right information at the right time for the right decisions. It will provide a step-by-step approach to building a leading indicator program within your organization.

Also, IWH Scientist Dr. Andrea Furlan will present a session on mitigating risks related to prescription opioid use in safety sensitive environments. In Canada, it is estimated that 23 people out of every 1,000 have a prescription for opioids, and those 23 people are at a significantly greater risk of having an accident while performing safety sensitive functions. This session will review the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids, and discuss ways you can reduce your risk factors at the workplace.

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