OMHRA Annual Spring Conference 2018 - Niagara Falls

The 2018 OMHRA Spring Workshop is being held at the scenic Hilton Hotel Fallsview in Niagara Falls. The desired outcome is to provide informative, dynamic, practical and municipally relevant education and networking opportunities for our members and sponsors. The theme for the Spring Workshop is Stand Tall: Resilience and Well-being 2018: Enable your workforce to thrive in the face of change, stress, and disruption. The keynote speakers will be iconic Canadian spokespersons for many facets of health; Hal Johnson and Joanne Mcleod. Be sure to be in attendance to get inspired on how your organization can keep your staff healthy and capable.

PROergonomics will be an exhibitor and presenting at the conference!

WSIB Bill 127 – Stop Treading Water and Start Swimming

Manage claims for chronic and traumatic stress in your existing RTW program to get ahead, not left behind.

Thursday April 12, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Niagara Hilton Fallsview.

Presented by Alexandra Stinson, R.Kin., CCPE

2018 brings about a more inclusive compensable claim strategy from WSIB that will now review not only Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claims for First Responders but will also entitle all workers to benefits for traumatic or chronic mental stress arising out of, and in the course of, the worker’s employment (WSIB Bill 127 effective January 1, 2018). This dramatic shift from physical limitations to mental health capacity will be a stalling point for many Municipalities that are lost in how to prepare for and manage mental health claims.

Join Alexandra Stinson, as she discusses the steps you can take to ensure that chronic and traumatic stress claims can be addressed in your current Early and Safe Return to Work program. This session will provide a practical component whereby participants will audit and review possible options and/or changes that could be made to their current policies or program to ensure they are inclusive of the new Bill 127.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and understanding of the scope of WSIB Bill 127 and implications for municipalities
  • Understanding of the challenges associated with accommodating mental health claims within existing programs
  • Evaluation of existing program to determine potential gaps using a CSA audit tool to determine gaps and opportunities within existing RTW program
  • Strategies and tools that can be used to address these claims within existing RTW framework
Take advantage of this exciting professional development opportunity! We look forward to seeing you at the talk and our exhibitor booth. We will be handing out amazing free resources for you can take back to your organizations to implement your ergonomic initiatives.
  • Event: Conference
  • Date: Apr 11, 2018

Hilton Hotel
6361 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3V9
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