Media Advisory/News Tip/Photo Opportunity - Health & Safety Canada Conference and Trade Show Activities

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
    What:     90th annual Health & Safety Canada Conference and Trade Show,
              largest health and safety show in Canada with over 6,000
              Key events:
              -  Keynote (at 8:30 a.m.) by Chris Gardner, President & CEO, of
                 the Chicago-based brokerage firm Gardner Rich & Co., whose
                 life story, The Pursuit of Happyness, inspired an
                 autobiography and a major motion picture, starring Academy
                 Award nominee, Will Smith.
              -  Luncheon keynote (1:15 p.m.) by The Rt. Honourable Joe Clark
                 at the second annual Leadership Forum 2007 in Room 717A,
                 South Building
    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

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - all sessions available for coverage:
    8:00 a.m.    Conference Opening featuring:
    -   Two-year update on the progress and success of the CEO Health &
        Safety Leadership Charter
    -   Keynote by Chris Gardner, President & CEO, Gardner Rich & Co., (see
    -   Award presentations: IAPA President's Award and IAPA/CME (Canadian
        Manufacturers & Exporters) Leadership Award to Bill Wilkerson,
        President of Economic Roundtable on Mental Health
    9:30 a.m.    Leadership Forum 2007 (9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    -   The second annual Leadership Forum 2007 addresses how a robust health
        and safety program contributes to an organization's corporate social
        responsibility (CSR) initiative and how that can translate into a
        sustainable business advantage. Luncheon keynote (1:15 p.m.) by The
        Rt. Honourable Joe Clark at the second annual Leadership Forum 2007
        in Room 717A, South Building
    9:30 a.m.    ILO Workshop: Better Health and Safety for Suppliers
        In advance of the IALI opening on Wednesday, the International Labour
        Organization (ILO) holds a workshop from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
        Ontario Room, InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West
    9:30 a.m.    Pandemic Planning - What's a Small Business to Do?
    -   This workshop will describe what types of things businesses should
        expect in the event of a pandemic, and outline a simple process for
        developing contingency plans.
    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.
    -   Presentations from finalists in drama competition:
        -  Northview Heights Secondary School, Toronto
        -  Stratford Northwestern Secondary School
    11:15 a.m.   The Balance of Living Well
    -   Nutritionist, chef, author and public speaker Rose Reisman discusses
        how to achieve a better balance in life to become more fulfilled day
        to day.
    -   Violence in the Workplace - The New Focus
        This session gives some insight into how widespread the problem is,
        its impact on the workplace, the risk factors of violence, and what
        tools there are to access the risk of violence hazards.
    -   Noise: What is the Law and How do I Comply?
        This session provides an overview of the current legislation and the
        changes taking effect July 1, 2007.

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

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