Concussions Cause Symptoms, Return to Work and Prevention
Dr. David Mai, Sport and Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Concussions are seen as the "invisible" injury because they hard to detect using medical imaging tests like x-rays and CT scans, and often misunderstood. Hear about the prevention of concussions, symptoms of a concussion, the effects of a concussion, when to return to activity and how employers can work with employees on return to work initiatives. In addition, learn more about the latest concussion assessment treatment and management of symptoms.
Beyond Prequalification and Training: How to Build Lasting Partnerships with Contractors
Anne-Sophie Tétreault, Eng., Lean Master, Senior Expert, HSSQ Compliance and Risk Management Processess, Cognibox
HSSEQ Compliance and Risk Management Processes Cognibox "Zero accidents" is the ultimate goal for organizations when it comes to health and safety. Contractors often perform riskier tasks than a company's employees, but often lack knowledge of on-site-specific risks. Meanwhile, federal and provincial regulations are becoming tougher on companies who "outsource" risk. Learn more about how to the right combination of leadership, expertise and technology can lead to efficient management of outsourced tasks including, performance management and on-going feedback with contractors.
Data Driving Action: Making Data work for you and your OHS programs
Scott Saint, P.Eng., MBA, C. Dir, Chief Public Safety Officer and Vice-President Regulatory & Safety Programs, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
You have a safety challenge and some data... but what's next? Fifteen years of electrical safety data-driven insights have guided ESA's design and implementation of initiatives that minimize electrical harms for all Ontarians. ESA has launched safety campaigns for Ontarians at risk from overhead powerline contact, electrical harm on-the-job and electrical fi res in the home. Scott will discuss these real life examples to help you tie the bow on the safety initiatives at your organization.
Work-Related Asthma: If You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters
Dr. Robert Bourgault, Occupational Health Physician, Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario Workers
Statistics show that work-related asthma (WRA) can affect 10-25% of workers. There are two basic WRA classifications to consider: occupational asthma and work-exacerbated asthma. High risk industries include health care, service industries such as cleaning and maintenance, automotive plants, use of metal working fluids, expanded foam product manufacturing and use, construction, carpentry, bakeries, farming and forestry, to name a few. Work-related asthma is often unrecognized until the condition is advanced, but it can be prevented with early recognition and identification of potential lung allergens and preventive strategies. This talk will provide information on the identification, management and prevention of work-related asthma.
Accident Investigation from Theory to Practice
Jennifer Stathis, labour Affairs Officer, Occupational Health & Safety
Alain Langlais, Regional Director, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
This session will provide an overview of an Accident Investigation including both a theoretical and practical approach with an emphasis on how to find the root cause(s), conduct an investigation, and make recommendations on how to prevent similar occurrences.