Symposium Program

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November 29, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening remarks: Emile Tompa and Ellen MacEachen (Symposium organizers) and Cam Mustard (President, IWH)
8:45 - 9:30  a.m.

Keynote speaker 1: Harry Arthurs, Chair of 2012 Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Funding review and former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and president of York University.
Experience rating: Findings and Recommendations of “FUNDING FAIRNESS” Ontario WSIB Funding Review

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote speaker 2: Alan Clayton, Australian lawyer, academic and independent consultant on workers’ compensation policy
Reconsidering truisms: The case of experience rating
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Keynote Q & A
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Guest Speakers: Employer and worker perspectives on financial incentives
Marion Endicott, community legal advisor, Injured Workers Consultants
John Macnamara, President, The Business Council on Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario; Vice-President, Health, Safety and Environment, Hydro One

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Guest speaker Q & A
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Presentation session 1
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Presentation session 2
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wine and cheese reception

November 30, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Brief opening remarks: Emile Tompa and Ellen MacEachen (Symposium organizers)
8:35 - 9:20 a.m. Keynote speaker 3: David Walters, Professor at Cardiff University, editor of the international journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety
The limits of influence? Using leverage in business relations to incentivise good practice in health and safety management
9:20 - 10:05 a.m. Keynote speaker 4: Les Boden, economist and professor, Boston University
Experience rating: Take your medicine or find a new prescription?
10:05 - 10:35 a.m. Keynote Q & A
10:35 - 11:05 a.m. Coffee break
11:05 - 11:35 a.m. Keynote speaker 5: Terence G. Ison, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School
Reflections on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety
11:35 - 11:45 a.m. Keynote Q & A
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Presentation session 3
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Discussion Forum on Insights and Knowledge Gaps*
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Stakeholder Panel on Directions for the Future
Moderator: Ron Saunders
, Senior Scientist, IWH
Panel Participants:
Walter
Eichendorf, Deputy Director General German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany
Ted Nixon, Principal, Actuary, Mercer Human Resource Consulting
Steve Mantis, Injured Workers Advocate, Secretary, Ontario Network of Injured Worker Groups
Elisabeth Mills, President & Chief Executive Officer, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Closing remarks: Emile Tompa and Ellen MacEachen (Symposium organizers)

* Discussion forum: focused round table discussion with mixed groups of stakeholders and academics, ending in shared report-back. The objective is to reflect on the day's presentations and lay the groundwork for next steps for research and action.