Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity - 56 Different Countries Represented at IALI Conference

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for: Thursday, April 19, 2007
    What:        International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)
                 Conference 2007
    Why:         The international health and safety community will focus on
                 Ontario's best practices in health and safety when the
                 International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)
                 Conference 2007 lands, for the first time in North America,
                 Toronto from April 18 - 20, 2007
    Who:         Partnering with the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) and
                 IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association), in
                 cooperation with the International Labour Organization
                 (ILO), the Government of Canada, and Ontario's Workplace
                 Safety and Insurance Board, IALI Conference 2007 will run in
                 conjunction with IAPA's Health & Safety Canada 2007,
                 Canada's largest health and safety conference and trade show
    Where:       Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
                 225 Front Street West (note: Check in at Media Room 203A)
    When:        Takes place - Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, 2007

    Thursday, April 19, 2007 - available for coverage:

    8:30 a.m.    IALI Conference Opening featuring:
                 -  Opening Remarks by Helle Tosine, IALI Conference 2007
                    Chair, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of
    8:35 a.m.    Plenary:
                 -  Dr. Malcolm K. Sparrow, Professor of the Practice of
                    Public Management at the John F. Kennedy School of
                    Government, Harvard University, will provide an overview
                    of trends in regulatory innovation seen from a worldwide
    10:00 a.m.   Why Aren't We Learning More?
                 -  Dr. John Mendeloff, Director of the RAND Centre of Health
                    and Safety in the Workplace (USA), reviews what works in
                    labor inspections to prevent occupational injuries and
                 The Ontario experience: hiring and training 200 new
                 -  Vic Pakalnis, Director, Eastern Region, Ontario Ministry
                    of Labour (Canada)
                    Over a period of two years, the Ontario Ministry of
                    Labour has hired and trained over 200 new inspectors.
                    Challenges and best practices regarding recruitment
                    techniques, testing and evaluation processes will be
    1:00 p.m.    Ontario's Revolution in Mining Safety
                 -  A panel presentation with Leo Gerard, International
                    President, United Steelworkers of America; Chris Hodgson,
                    President, Ontario Mining Association; and Vic Pakalnis,
                    Regional Director, Ontario Ministry of Labour
    2:20 p.m.    Ontario Ministry of Labour's journey towards a healthy
                 workplace for its inspectorate
                 -  Jody Young, Industrial Program Manager, Ontario Ministry
                    of Labour (Canada); Leah Clarke, Provincial Specialist,
                    Employment Practices Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour
    2:20 p.m.    Corporate social responsibility: what is it and what does
                 the inspector need to know?
                 -  This presentation will focus on the concepts of Corporate
                    Social Responsibility and what being a good corporate
                    citizen means in an evolving globalized world.
                    Maureen Shaw, President & CEO, Industrial Accident
                    Prevention Association (IAPA)

    3:40 p.m.    Young and new worker safety: enforcement and an integrated
                 in-school safety education system
                 -  This session showcases the education resources, school
                    integration success formula, and enforcement strategies
                    that have contributed to preventing needless injuries to
                    Ontario's young workers.
                    Sue Boychuk, Manager, Young Worker Health and Safety,
                    Ontario Ministry of Labour.

For further information:

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

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