Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity - Health & Safety Canada 2007 - Canada's Largest Health and Safety Event Set for Toronto

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ -

    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:
    8:00 a.m.  Conference Opening Ceremonies featuring:
    -   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?
    -   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?
    -   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
    LINK is an IAPA youth outreach initiative aimed at raising awareness about
young worker health and safety. LINK 2007 Youth Health & Safety Forum
delegates attend a showcase of talent featuring performances of teen-produced
original productions on young worker health and safety, as well as hear
personal stories from several young worker advocates.
    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
    -   Stratford Northwestern Secondary School - April 17
    -   Erin District High School, Erin - April 17, 4:30 p.m.

    1:45 p.m.  Ontario's Strategy to Prevent MSDs
    -   Jonathan Tyson outlines the new Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention
        Guideline for Ontario.

               Fatal Distractions
    -   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:; Vince
J. Ciarlo, Tel: (416) 763-3783, Cell: (416) 458-5090, Email:

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