Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity - Health & Safety Canada 2007 Opens



    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ -

    
    Media Advisory for: Monday, April 16, 2007
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    What:   Opening of 90th annual Health & Safety Canada 2007, Canada's
            largest health and safety show, 2nd largest in North America,
            with over 6,000 attendees
            Key events:
              -  Keynote by Craig Kielburger, Founder, Free the Children
              -  Link 2007 Youth Health & Safety Forum
    Who:    Presented by IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
    Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
            222 Bremner Blvd. Hall F (Note: check in at Media Room 710)
    When:   Conference runs Monday, April 16 - Wednesday, April 18, 2007


    Monday, April 16, 2007 - all sessions available for coverage:
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    8:00 a.m.   Conference Opening Ceremonies featuring:
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      -  The Honourable Steve Peters, Ontario Minister of Labour
      -  Stephen Mahoney, Chair, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
      -  Maureen Shaw, President & Chief Executive Officer, IAPA
      -  Keynote by Craig Kielburger, Founder, Free the Children who will
         open the conference with a keynote address entitled
         "From Me to We - Turning Self Help On Its Head"
    9:30 a.m.   Pandemic Planning - What's a Small Business to Do?
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      -  Joan Burton, Manager, Health Strategy, IAPA, will describe what
         types of things businesses should expect with the pandemic, and
         outline a simple process for developing contingency plans.
    9:30 a.m.   Aging Workforce: What's Ergonomics Got to do with It?
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      -  Do older employees present a higher risk for injury? Learn about the
         age-related changes to our bodies, both physical and cognitive, and
         how a well-prepared ergonomics philosophy can address the issue of
         an aging workforce.
    10:00 a.m.  Link 2007 Youth Health & Safety Forum
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    (LINK 2007 provides high school drama students with an opportunity to
    develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, making them
    potential ambassadors for health and safety by creating an original
    dramatic production on workplace health and safety.)

    Performing in the showcase of talent are the top-five finishers of the
LINK 2007 Drama Competition, which involved nine teams of grade 11 and 12
drama students from across Ontario:
    -  Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts, Windsor - April 16
    -  Stratford Northwestern Secondary School, Stratford - April 16
    -  Northview Heights Secondary School, Toronto - April 17
    -  Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto - April 17
    -  Erin District High School, Erin - April 17, 4:30 p.m.
    1:45 p.m.   Ontario's Strategy to Prevent MSDs
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      -  Jonathan Tyson outlines the new Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention
         Guideline for Ontario.
                Fatal Distractions
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      -  Receive important risk reduction tips and techniques to prevent
         distractions that negatively affect driving performance.

    Featured all day at the show from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:

    Action Alley, Health & Safety Trade Show, Book signings at the
    Book Store, 90th Anniversary activities including a Health & Safety
    Museum on the Trade Show floor.
    





For further information:

For further information: Edye Rome, Edye Rome Communication Services,
Tel: (416) 785-6213, Cell: (416) 993-6213, Email: edyerome@sympatico.ca; Vince
J. Ciarlo, Tel: (416) 763-3783, Cell: (416) 458-5090, Email:
vciarlo@idirect.com

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