Media Advisory Article from  Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

CCOHS Senior Technical Specialist to Present at Two Upcoming Conferences

HAMILTON, ON (March 5, 2013) – Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, will speak at two upcoming conferences, on the topics of workplace bullying, vulnerable workers and evaluating literature and research data.
Workplace bullying can unfortunately be an issue in all types of workplaces. Ms. Chappel’s presentation will focus on the steps that co-workers, supervisors, managers and the organization as a whole can take to respond appropriately to bullying. She will also include the key components of creating and maintaining an effective workplace bullying or violence prevention program, including specific risk assessment and control strategies.


Event: Ontario Workplace Health Coalition (OMHC)

Presentation: Bullying in the Workplace- Prevention is Key

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location:
Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 0A1
Canada

Vulnerable workers—young, new, aging, plus migrant/immigrant workers—are disproportionately employed in physically demanding or hazardous jobs. This puts them at higher risk for workplace injuries and illnesses. Ms. Chappel will discuss how to implement a health and safety training and orientation program that covers worker health and safety rights and responsibilities, hazard recognition, assessment and control, as well as the importance of a tailored worker orientation program and training approaches for these audiences.

Event: Safety Services Nova Scotia’s 31st Annual Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Safety Showcase

Presentation: Vulnerable Workers – Their Health and Safety

Date: March 20, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Room 5A
1181 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

With millions of documents available at the click of a mouse, it can be hard to know if certain information is reliable and credible. This presentation will teach participants how to apply critical appraisal methods—the process of systematically examining research evidence to assess its validity, results, and relevance before using it to make an informed decision—to all of your research needs. Ms. Chappel will discuss how properly appraising chemical and toxicological research data, in particular, can help make informed, more reliable chemical classification decisions.

Event: Safety Services Nova Scotia’s 31st Annual Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Safety Showcase

Presentation: Applying the Critical Appraisal Approach to Evaluating Literature and Research Data

Date: March 21, 2013

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location:
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Room 9B
1181 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada


For Further Information, Contact:

Eleanor Westwood, Manager - Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4408 E-mail: eleanorw@ccohs.ca
www.ccohs.ca/

Ashleigh Blackmore, Communications Officer
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4443 E-mail: ashleigh.blackmore@ccohs.ca
www.ccohs.ca/

About CCOHS
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada's national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.

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