HRPA Annual Conference 2019

Now in its 77th year, HRPA's 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada's largest HR event and the world's second largest Human Resources conference.

This renowned three-day event features world-class keynotes, over 160 informative sessions on cutting-edge HR issues, and more than 235 trade show exhibitors. Register before October 31st to take advantage of early bird pricing and take part of this exciting professional development opportunity!

PROergonomics will be an exhibitor at the trade show ...

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and will be handing out amazing free resources at our trade show booth for you to take back to your organizations and implement your ergonomic initiatives.

... and presenting 2 talks at the conference!

2017 CSA Office Ergonomic Standard: Steps to Ensure Compliance

Sarah Snable, B.Sc.,R.Kin., CCPE

11:00-12:00 pm, January 30, 2019.

PROergonomics Sarah SnableAre you compliant? In December 2017, the CSA Guideline on Office Ergonomics underwent a transformation to become the CSA Standard “Office Ergonomics – An application standard for workplace ergonomics.” Most notable is the significant update to reflect more modern work practices and current research on the health effects of sitting. The evolution of the guideline means that many workplaces should revisit their office ergonomics program to ensure they are compliant with this new standard. Hear a summary of the updates that will help you evaluate and improve your existing workplace program and ensure that your workplace is compliant. This talk qualifies for CPD hours.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the CSA Z412-17 Standard and how it has changed from previous versions
  • Find out about the impact of these changes on your workplace
  • Evaluate your existing workplace program to determine gaps/deficiencies
  • Learn how to address gaps within an existing office ergonomics program

Practical Strategies for Managing Chronic and Traumatic Stress Claims in the Workplace

Alexandra Stinson, M.Sc., R.Kin., CCPE

10:00-11:00 am, February 1, 2019

Alexandra Stinson

2018 brought about a more inclusive compensable claim strategy from WSIB that now entitles all workers, not just First Responders, to benefits for traumatic or chronic mental stress arising from the worker’s employment. This dramatic shift from physical limitations to mental health capacity has been challenging for many organizations that are lost on how to manage mental health claims. Explore strategies, tools and processes you can use to ensure that chronic and traumatic stress claims can be addressed effectively and efficiently in your current Early and Safe Return to Work program.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Bill 127 and its effect on the workplace
  • Learn how organizations are comprehensively addressing mental health claims
  • Audit your existing RTW program for how it addresses mental health claims
  • Understand what tools are available to help manage mental health claims and learn to implement these tools into your organization’s existing RTW program


  • Event: Conference
  • Date: Jan 30, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: Visit website for more information
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