Partners in Prevention 2010: Ontario Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show
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TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ -

    Media Advisory for Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    What:        Partners in Prevention 2010: Ontario Health & Safety Canada
                 Conference & Trade Show
    Who:         Ontario workplace health and safety system
    Where:       International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
                 MEDIA CHECK-IN: Toucana Room
    When:        Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Available for coverage:

    8:00 a.m.    Conference Opening - Keynote Speaker
                 Dr. Christopher Mazza, President and CEO, Ornge, Leading

Dr. Christopher Mazza is the driving force behind the creation of Ornge, one of the largest and most intricate transport medicine organizations in North America. Under Dr. Mazza's leadership, Ontario's aero-medical transport program has been transformed from a disparate series of air ambulance programs into an organization with a clear mission, structure, and values. He will lead delegates through his efforts to continually challenge the status quo and conventional change management strategies, and demonstrate the power of approaching both work and life with compassion, collaboration, and innovation.

    9:30 a.m.    Young Worker Safety Improvements through Partnerships

In this presentation, delegates will learn the approach taken by OPG to manage young worker safety, in partnership with its unions and external safety advocates. Delegates will learn the importance of obtaining senior management commitment, developing a plan, and partnerships.

    9:30 a.m.    What in the World is a Healthy Workplace?

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a Global Framework for Healthy Workplaces - a model for healthy workplaces that can be applied to any organization, large or small, in any country. This presentation will describe the global model and how it can be applied to firms in Ontario. It will discuss the advantages to workers and the fact that worker health and organizational health are intertwined.

    9:30 a.m.    Slips, Trips and the Loss of Balance: A New Approach to
                 Slips in the Workplace

This session will address a significant hazard in the workplace, the slip. Through a simple, detailed analysis, we can focus on reducing slips and falls in the workplace. This new approach will examine the factors from the ground up, and determine what can and cannot be controlled. Participants will walk away safely with a new approach to resolving an old challenge.

    9:30 a.m.    Ministry of Labour Mock Trial

Have you ever wondered what could happen if you had a serious injury or fatality at your workplace and the Ministry laid charges? What would it take to defend yourself and your company's actions? This is your opportunity to see it first hand. A Judge, Crown Prosecutor, Defence Lawyers, and supporting cast will actually stage a full trial. Come and see what due diligence really is and what it means in the courtroom.

    11:00 a.m.   Boost Morale, Decrease Personal Stress and Be Happier on
                 the Job!

Be entertained and enlightened by this nominee for the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence. Current research from medical experts, advice from humour experts, and specific, effective, inexpensive strategies that increase employee morale and decrease stress will be presented. Delegates will also learn strategies for stress relief and a healthy lifestyle and workplace.

    11:00 a.m.   Addressing Workplace Bullying and Domestic Violence

On June 15, 2010, the Occupational Health and Safety Act will include explicit employer responsibilities to prevent workplace violence, including harassment and domestic violence in the workplace. Delegates will learn practical tips for the employer, manager, and worker to identify, assess, and control the risks of workplace bullying and domestic violence. Suggestions for workplace procedures and educational program content will also be included.

    12:30 p.m.   Luncheon Keynote Speaker
                 Bruce Lourie, Co-Author, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the
                 Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health

Bruce Lourie is one of Canada's most influential leaders and thinkers in the environment sector. As President of The Ivey Foundation, Lourie's 20-year career is built on creating collaborative solutions to challenges facing non-profits, government, and the private sector. His 2009 bestselling book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck, reveals how living daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. Pollution is no longer about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes - now, it's personal. Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us and shares the results of the effects of everyday chemicals on our bodies and lives. He offers a clear picture of our daily lives and things we can do to make life better by changing some of our daily habits.

    2:45 p.m.    So You Think You Survived the Disaster

The storm has subsided. However, the water levels are flooding your basement. Several of your employees and key managers are seriously injured. Your inventory has been damaged along with some of your manufacturing equipment. Is your organization ready to resume operations? With business continuity planning, the answer is yes! This session will look at the general requirements any organization should consider to resume operations in as short a period of time as possible.

    All day at the show:
        -   Partners in Prevention Trade Show - highlights:
               -  Ontario Health & Safety System Booth
               -  High Point Wellness Centre
               -  Healthy Living Stage
               -  Partners in Prevention Bookstore
                     -  BOOK SIGNING at 2:15 p.m.:
                        Bruce Lourie, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the
                        Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
        -   Three other co-locating trade shows:
              -  MASC 2010 (Machine Automation Safety Council)
              -  CANECT 2010 (Canadian Environmental Conference and Trade
              -  Your Workplace


For further information: For further information: Holly-Ann Campbell, Manager, Corporate Communications, Phone: (905) 614-4272, ext. 2437, Cell phone: (416) 528-3961,

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