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National Health and Safety Conference Explores Solutions for Worker Health, Safety and Well-being

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced that it would host a national forum to discuss how workplaces can collaborate on integrated, comprehensive approaches to total health and wellness at work. CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together will be held October 29 to 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CCOHS’ Forum IV brings together representatives from Canadian, provincial and territorial governments, employers and labour organizations as well as subject experts to share their knowledge, perspectives and collective experience around complete worker health. The event will feature speaker sessions, panel discussions, group workshops, and an innovation and best practices showcase.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity Forum IV will bring to Canadians. This event will bring Canadians together, in collaboration with world renowned experts, to discuss important issues that affect total worker health, safety and well-being such as bullying, violence and mental health. These are important issues in the workplace that are rapidly coming to the fore front,” says Steve Horvath, President and CEO at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. “This event is unique in that it provides Canadians with a forum to openly discuss and seek out practical solutions to these issues that are so prevalent in the workplace today.”

Through the key discussion topics of mental health, psychosocial work factors and musculoskeletal disorders, harassment and bullying, and integrated workplace health and safety, participants will be encouraged to work together towards solutions for the total health of workers.

More information about the program and registration as well as, early bird, group and student discounts is available at www.ccohs.ca/events/forumIV/.

For Further Information, Contact:

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

Jennifer Miconi-Howse, Communications Officer
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4241    E-mail: jennifer.miconi-howse@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.

Source: Canada News Centre

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