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Two CCOHS Technical Experts to Present at HSE Canada 2012 Event

Two technical experts from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Dhananjai Borwankar and Sandra Clark, will be giving presentations at the upcoming HSE Canada- Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Conference and Trade Show, on October 3 and 4, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario.

Event: HSE Canada 2012

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 255 Front Street West, 416-585-8000, mtccc.com


Presentation: Working Through the Risks of Manual Materials Handling

Speaker: Dhananjai Borwankar
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

As an expert in the elimination, reduction and controls of hazards for Canadian workplaces, Dhananjai Borwankar will discuss the five major factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) as a result of manual materials handling (MMH) activities. His presentation will offer relevant case studies and practical assessment tools to organizations interested in reducing the physical demands associated with manual materials handling activities—one of the major causes of the majority of MSD claims in Canada.

Presentation: Knowledge Zone- Keeping Minds Healthy at Work

Speaker: Sandra Clark
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Sandra Clark’s presentation will focus on the significant impact that the workplace can have on individuals’ health and overall well-being, which includes their mental health and psychological safety at work. As a Technical Specialist, Information Projects at CCOHS, Sandra will discuss reliable sources of health information on the Internet and what to look for when solving workplace health issues.

For further Information, please contact:

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


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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